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2001-2002 



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Pitt County 
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Quarterly 



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Volume VIII, No. 1 
February 2001 



Pitt County Genealogical Quarterly 

of the Pitt County Family Researchers, Inc. 

P. O. Box 20339, Greenville, NC 27858-0339 



Officers 2001 

President William B. Kittrell 

2200 Blackjack Simpson Road, Greenville, NC 27858-9327 (252-758-2979) 
email (wbk99@earthlink.net) 

Vice President Jim Brown 

1365 Ford Road, Nashville, NC 27856-4607 (252-459-4607) 
email (jimjob@rockymountnc.com) 

Secretary Nancy L. Pittman 

1654 NC 121, Greenville, NC 27834-7184 (252-758-7023) 
email (hepitt@earthlink.net) 

Treasurer Warren J. McRoy 

104 Claybourne Ct., Greenville, NC 27834-6903 (252-756-9531) 
email (wmcroy@skantech.com) 

Executive Board Effie Bailey 

3153 Hudson's Crossroads Road, Greenville, NC 27858-8221 (252-752-5956) 
email (erbailey@juno.com) 

Executive Board Brenda D. Stocks 

2516 Joseph Court, Winterville, NC 28590-9600 (252-353-6772) 
email (georgia2@piratesnet.com) 

Executive Board Edward Pittman 

1654 NC 121, Greenville, NC 27834-7184 (252-758-7023) 
email (hepitt@earthlink.net) 

PCGQ Editor Roger Kammerer 

1115 Ragsdale Road, Greenville, NC 27858-3920 (252-758-6882) 
email (kammerer@hotmail.com) 



Pitt County Family Researchers, Inc., was established in November 1994 as a non-profit organization. Our purpose 
is to establish a network to aid persons researching family origins in Pitt County. 

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ISSN# 1092-0226 




Pitt County 
Genealogical 
uarterly 



Volume VIII, No. 1 



February 2001 



PETITION OF THOMAS SMITH 1 

DELLA PARKER, FORMER PITT COUNTY SLAVE 4 

TWO MISSING PITT COUNTY DEEDS 5 

NEW BERN DISTRICT COURT CASES 7 

RUTHA DENNIS REMEMBERED 10 

REVOLUTIONARY WAR PENSION, GILES NELSON 11 

PITT & RELATED COUNTY WILLS Solomon Witherington 14 

Starling Averitt 14 

James S. Clark 15 

John McGowen 16 

OBITUARIES FROM MARTIN COUNTY, NC , 19 

GUM SWAMP FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH MEMBERSHIP 21 

BIBLE RECORDS Whichot White Bible 25 

J. H. Stocks Bible 26 

Jesse? Noble Slave Record 26 

James Reuben Ross 28 

Vines-Tyson Family Bible 29 

NEW MEMBERS 31 

QUERIES 32 

INDEX 33 

SUBSCRIBER INFORMATION 

FILLERS Looking Back ... by J. L. Jackson 3 

Mrs. Hannah Smith Died at 96 4 

Mrs. Briley Dead 6 

Mayhem & Murder — 4 articles 9, 20 

2 Mrs. Flemings 13 

3 Interesting Marriages 18 

Jolly Old field and Centresville 24 

Johnson Mills Items 30 

Coxville Items, re Nelson & Wingate 32 



Copyright © 2001 
THE PITT COUNTY FAMILY RESEARCHERS, INC. 
P. O. Box 20339, Greenville, NC 27858-0339 

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Petition of Thomas Smith, 1753 



The following informative petition to the North Carolina Council is found on microfilm under NC 
Council Papers, E.lx, reel 1, Records of the States of the United States of America, NC Collection, J. Y. Joyner 
Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. The NC Council Papers were published in 1988 asThe 
Colonial Records ofNC, 2nd series, Vol. 8, Records of the Executive Council, by Robert J. Cain. This petition 
was mentioned but not included in the book. It appears this and many other early petitions have disap- 
peared and the only record is the microfilmed copies found in the Records of the States of the United States of 
America. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

"April 3 1753 

To The Honorable Matthew Rowan Esqe. Presedent and Commander in chief in and Over his majestys 
Province of North Carolina and To the Honorable the members of his majes ty ies Council Constituting a 
Court of Claims 

The Petition of Thomas SMITH of Craven County Planter Humbly Sheweth 

That one William BRICE the Elder obtained a Patent in the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hun- 
dred and Seventeen for Six Hundred and Twenty acres of Land in Craven County on a Creek Called 
BRICES Creek which said Land was in the said Patent Said to be bounded on one side by alin e from a 
popler to a Hickery on the said Creek and Afterward the said William BRICE sold and Conveyed the 
same Land to one LEE who sold and Conveyed the said Land Under the tittle of the said Original Patent 
to one Thomas HARRISS who afterward in the year one thousand seven Hundred and Nineteen obtained 
an Eseleat Patent for two Hundred and Eighty Acres which had been then formerly taken up by one 
David WHARTON adjoining the said Six Hundred and Twenty Acres of Land taken up by the said 
BRICE and purchased by the said HARRISS as aforesd: and afterwards Your Petitioner and One James 
SMITH his Brother about the year one thousand Seven Hundred & Twenty Nine moved themselves 
and familys from Virginia into this province to Settle and purchased of the said Thomas HARRIS for a 
valuable Consideration all the Land Contained in the aforesd: Patents Except about One Hundred & fifty 
Acres which the said Thomas had Before sold & Conveyed to One Thomas BUTLER and your said 
Petitioner and his said Brother were showed By the said Thomas HARRIS and the said Thomas BUTLER 
who Dwelt on part of the said Land a white Oak Marked as the corner of the Lower and a Hickery 
marked as the Uper Corner tree on the sd. Creek as the Bounds on the front of the land which were 
always suposed by the whole Neighbourhood to be the Corner trees Bounding the front of the same and 
there upon Your Petitioner Set Down on that part of the Land that was suposed to be within the bounds 
of the Patent Granted to the said William BRICE and Built Cleared and Improved a plantation on the 
same and that sometime after when your Petitioner and his sd: Brother proposed to make a Division of 
the said lands Equally Between them, William BRICE the Younger who Lived Adjoining the said Lands 
and Pretended to be Well Acquainted with the Same and the boundarys thereof then Undertook to Shew 
the Corner trees of the said Land in order that amore Equall Devison of the said Lands might be made 
Between Your Petitioner and his said Brother and Shewd. Your Petitioner and his said Brother the same 
Hickery as the upe r Corner tree is had Before been Shewed them by the said Tho HARRIS and Thomas 
BUTLER as the said uper Corner Tree But on some Disagreement Between Your Orater and his sd. 
Brother the Division was not then made And Your Petitioners Brother the said James soon after Died 
leaving five Children & Left the said William BRICE the Younger one of the Executors of his Last will & 
Testament and your Petitioner further Sheweth that one Robert Shrewe who was one of the persons 
Present at the survey of the said lands Granted to William BRICE the Elder mad a Survey Joyning the said 
BRICES Survey and afterward Sold his Pretentions to the same to Collo. WILSON who afterwards took 
out a Patent for the same mentioning the Begining at the said Hickery suposed to be Your Petitioners And 
that sometime after One DUNN Obtained a warrant Adjoyning Your Petitioners Line Suposed to run 
from a popler Your Petitioners Back Corner tree to the said Hickery the Corner tree of the front thereof 
and your Petitioners at the request of the said DUNN Shewed the said DUNN and the surveyor his Deed 



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that the said DUNN Land might be bounded thereon and accordingly the said Surveyor set a Course 
from the said Popler Your Petitioners back Corner to run according to the Course of your Petitioners Deed 
which by the said Deed was South Twenty Degrees west and your Petitioner After the Surveyor had 
Proceed on that Course some small way that it would goe Near his Plantation and take the lands he had 
for Near Twenty Years Imagined was the land he had purchased & shewed Great Uneasiness where upon 
the sd. William BRICE Declared that there was a mistake in the Deed and that it was not agreeable to the 
Course in the Original! Patent Obtained by his father the record whereof he had Lately seen in the record 
Book at Edenton and that the Course was South Twenty Degrees East from the said Popler to the Hickery 
on which assurance of the said William BRICE the said BRICE being your Petitioners Intimate Acquain- 
tance and as your Petitioner Imagined his friend a a man of veracity your Petitioner relyed and was Easy 
Believing it to be so, and the said DUNN also Beleiving what the said William BRICE Affirmed and 
Suposeing him to be Perfectly Acquainted with the said Land Patented by his father and the bounds and 
Courses thereof readyly Agreed that his the said DUNNS bounds should be runn According to what the 
said William BRICE said was the Course of the land Patented by his father and then Owned by your 
Petition and his Brother as aforesd and the said DUNNS land to the best of Your Petitioners 
Rememberance was runn South Twenty Degrees East the Course By the said William BRICE affirmed to 
be the course of Your Petitioner land from the said Popler to the Hickery Your Petitioners Corner On the 
Creek about a year and a half after which Your Petitioner was Informed that the said William BRICE had 
Entered Lands thereabouts but did not Imagine the said Brice Intended to make said Entry to take any of 
the land Your Petitioner had purchased as aforesd. and had always Concluded was within the bounds of 
the Patents under which Your Petitioner Claimed but in a very Little time afterwards the said William 
BRICE himself Came with some negroes which He Imediately Set to work on the said Land and fore- 
warned your Petitioner from working on the said Land and told Your Petitioner he had no Right to the 
same Upon which Your Petitioner Imagining the said BRICE had Deceived him Imediately Entered a 
Caveat against the said BRICES Obtaining a warrant for the Land and aprehending that the Courses of 
the said Land was Mistaken in the Patent and that thereby your Petitioner had not near the Quantity of 
Land the said Thomas HARRIS Intended to sell and that your Petitioner suposed he had Purchased 
whereupon he applyed for a Resurvey there of from the Late Govenor & your Honours in April Last 
which hath been Accordingly Made where by it will Appear to your Honours that the Corner Always 
s up osed & reputed to be the uper Corner tree of the said land is the true Intend:d Corner thereof and that 
in Seting Down the Course in the Patent there is a Mistake Otherwise there is not but a Little above One 
half of the land Contained Within the bounds of the said Patent mentioned in the same to be Granted, But 
now so it is may it please Your Honours the said William BRICE in his Life time having Deceived Your 
Petitioner by Assuring him that he had Seen the Record of the sd. Patent and thereby Prevented your 
Petitioner from making further Enquires about the same as your Petitioner Placed Great Confidence in 
the Verasity of the said William BRICE and his being perfectly Acquainted with the bounds and Courses 
of the said Land and also as he was Concerned for the Heirs of Your Petitioners Brother the said James 
SMITH Deceased (as Executor to the Said James) who were Equally Interested in the said Land with Your 
Petitioner. He the said William under Handedly Obtained awarrant for the Land within the said Lines 
always Suposed to be the Land of your Petitioner and hath Surveyed the same and taken part of your 
Petitioners Pasture and Great Part of the Best of the Land your Petitioner and all the Neighbours Ever 
Deemed to be the Land Your Petitioner and his said Brother P ftorn ] without which there is but Little now 
half the Land mentioned to be Contained in the said Patent and Designed to be Included in the Same 
which your Petitioner Humbly Conceives will appear to your Honours to be Occasioned by amistake of 
the Courses in filling up the Patent first mentioned & Granted to William BRICE the Elder which ought to 
have Been South Twenty Degrees East and not South Twenty Degrees West Wherefore as Your Petitioner 
and his said Brother paid a Valuable Consideration for the said Land and have Been in peaseable Posses- 
sion thereof By the Suposed Bound aforesd. upwards of Twenty two Years and have During that time 
paid his Majestys Rents for Seven Hundred and fifty Acres the Quantity of Land purchased by them of 
the said Patent Your Orator Humbly Prays that the Courses mentioned in the said Patent to be South 
Twenty Degrees west from the Popler the uper boundary of the said Land may be altered and Run the 
line to the corner Hickery always Suposed to be the Uper Corner of the said Land and which Your 
Petitioner and all the Neighbours Suposed to be the bound of the Land Purchased by Your Petitioner and 



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his sd. Brother as aforesd. And Declared and Shewed By the said William BRICE so to be; Whereby Your 
Petitioner & the Heirs of His sd. Brother may have the full Number of Acres mentioned in and Intended 
to be taken up By the aforesd. Patents And sold and Conveyed to them But that if Your Honours Should 
not think meet to Direct the said Course to be altered and runn as aforesd. That then You will Please to 
Grant your Petitioner awarrant for the said Lands always suposed to be the Lands Purchased By him and 
his said Brother and thereby prevent the apparent Damage and final Ruin of Your poor Petitioner his wife 
and five Children And your sd. Petitioner as in Duty Bound Shall Ever pray &c Thomas SMITH" 



Looking Back To The Bygone Days 

The following article was written by Jesse L. Jackson, former Pitt County historian, and appeared in the 
Daily Reflector, Greenville, NC, Sept. 10, 1955. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

" My attendance at Reedy Branch Church on the First Sunday in May this year recalled some incidents of 
long ago. Mr. McCoy TRIPP of Winterville took me to church that morning. This brought back to my 
mind the fact that I went to school with his father John TRIPP, son of Reddin TRIPP, at the Ben Luck 
School House not far from the crossing of the Swift Creek swamp which was also called the Ben Luck 
Swamp, from the fact an old colored man of that name lived alone in a cabin near it. This was about two 
miles west from the present town of Winterville. The schoolhouse was about 18 x 24 feet in size with very 
little furniture of any kind in it. In 1882 they had two terms of school there one in the winter and the other 
in the summer. Elias BRAXTON, a neighborhood boy who had been to the State University at Chapel Hill 
for a short while, was a teacher at one term and Miss Carrie REEVES, a young lady from the north side of 
Tar River, who later married Jule WHICHARD one of the founders of the Reflector, was the other teacher. 
Free-school ages, then as now, were from six to twenty-one. Miss Carrie's school started July 3, that year. I 
have a younger brother, Heber, whose birthday is the Fourth of July. To show how great sticklers some 
people are for the letter of the law; Elder Fred McGLOHON, one of the committeemen, objected to 
Heber's going to the first day of the school. 

Another trip to Reedy Branch that I will always remember was with two of my uncles, Herbert and 
George ELLIS, They lived on the Tar Road where Miss Lottie ELLIS now lives. Our family had just moved 
to the next place just north of them. That was in 1887. Uncle Herbert drove one of the kickingest mules 
that day that I have ever seen. She kicked over the cross bar between the shafts about a dozen times on 
the three and a half mile trip, and many times the hoofs came in close proximity to our faces as we sat in 
the buggy. 

The church at that time had a seating capacity of probably 150 to 200. On "quarterly meeting" days, 
especially May and August large crowds much larger than could get into the house came. Preaching 
Sunday was first Sunday in each month. People came from many miles around. They came in buggies, 
carts, wagons, horseback, and many walked. Those who could not get into the house, (and many of them 
did not want to) sat around the roots of the trees, in the vehicles or stood around gossiping, spinning 
yarns, chewing tobacco, smoking pipes, and a few smoked cigarettes though not nearly so many as now. 
Many people called them "coffin tacks." A few of the sportier men smoked cigars. Of course there was a 
lot of courting among the young folks. The reason I am sure about of this trip is that my youngest brother 
was born a few weeks after that on June 8th. 

A rather unique method of getting to the church was that of Mr. Felix BRAXTON and his family. He lived 
about three miles from the church with his wife Sal Ann and two of her nieces. One of the nieces had been 
married and had a boy several years old. The other members of the family rode on a quilt spread out on 
the floor of a boxbody cart while Mr. BRAXTON rode on the back of his horse on a regular riding saddle. 
Mr. BRAXTON called his wife "Mud" (for mother I suppose) and she called him "Honey." Napkins were 
not in everday use at the tables then and when he got his fingers greasy while eating he would hold up 
his hands and call for "Muds" to wipe them with a dishrag. It was said that he wore starched white shirts 
while working in the field." 



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Della Parker, Former Pitt County Slave 



The following article by Gertrude Carraway appeared in the Raleigh News and Observer, August 2, 1942. A 
photograph of Della Parker accompanied the article. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 




"She Still Picks Uncle Sam 

New Bern, August 1... .Hitler never will invade the United States, for the prayers of American Christians 
will bring about his defeat in Europe, it is predicted by Della PARKER, 101 year-old Negro woman of 
New Bern. This is the worst war in which America ever has been engaged, Della admits, but she feels 
certain that it will end in victory for the United States, just as have the four previous wars during which 
she has lived. Born February 14, 1841, as a slave owned by the late Mr. and Mrs. Joe LAUGHINGHOUSE 
in Pitt County, Della moved to James City, across Trent River from here, along with a colony of other 
Negroes after this area was captured by Union troops in 1862. She has many personal recollections of war, 
she says, still recalling the shots and shells of the War Between the States, when she saw "big balls flying 
through the air, tearing down trees, and making deep holes in the ground." 

Better Days 

In her opinion, these days are far better and happier than the old days. "There's more pleasure for every- 
body now," she declares, "and more money, too. I remember when we were lucky to get what we called 
'shin plaster.' That was paper money. They used to give us even a nickel in paper money, 'stead of a 
round coin like it is now." The aged woman keeps up with current events, for she can read. But, 
strangely enough, she cannot write. White women taught her to read, she says, when Northerners opened 
schools in New Bern during the War Between the States. But most of her reading is confined to the Bible. 
She is deeply religious, though she belongs to no denomination. "I belongs to the wide-open church of 
Jesus Christ," she points out proudly, "and that don't mean no one building or set of people." So far she 
has kept remarkably well for more than a century, except for an occasional twinge of "rheumatix" re- 
cently. Her philosophy for good health and long life which has made her live so long annd so actively, she 
says, can be applied to our nation and insure its long life and welfare. "Just trust in the Lord and pray 
hard," she advises. "Be obedient to the Master's commands, and He will lengthen our days and keep us 
well and happy." 

The following article appeared in the Raleigh News and Observer, August 28, 1942. 
"Two Negro Sisters Pass Century Mark 

New Bern, Aug. 27... It's a rare record for one member of a family to pass the century mark in age but 
there are sisters in this section who are both more than 100 years old. Lucy THOMPSON, Negro, of 
Maribel in Pamlico County, is 103 years old this month, having been born in Africa in August, 1839. Her 
sister, Della PARKER of New Bern is 101 years old, having been born in slavedom in Pitt County Feb. 14, 
1841. The older sister is almost blind and is confined to her home most of the time. But the younger is still 
quite well and active." 



Mrs. Hannah Smith Died at 96 

New Bern Journal, New Bern, NC, Wed., Oct. 31, 1855. 

Swift Creek Oct. 26th, 1855 

Mr. Editor: As it is such a rare occurence, for us to have to announce the death of persons, who have lived 
to see their four score and ten; I send you an account of the death of Mrs. Hannah SMITH, of Pitt County, 
who died Oct. 26th, 1855, aged 96 years. She was sick six weeks, before her death, with billious fever. 
Before her last sickness, her step was as brisk and buoyant as the youth of our age. 

Respectfully yours, John CHAPMAN 



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Two Missing Pitt County Deeds 



The first document is a deed from the missing Pitt County Deed Book A, which apparently was produced 
as evidence in a court case. The second document is a petition and court decree for a division of land. 
The division of land appears to have been recorded in Deed Book FF. Deed Book A and FF disappeared 
from the Pitt County Register of Deeds Office sometime before 1960, when the deed books were first 
microfilmed. These documents are found in the Ransom A. Chauncey Papers, #975, Rare Book, Manu- 
script, & Special Collections Library, William R. Perkins Library, Duke University, Durham, NC. Contrib- 
uted by Allen Churchill. Bracket notes are by the editor. 




"North Carolina} 

Pitts County} Know all men by these presents that I James CONNER ot the province aforesaid and 
county of Tyrell, for and in the consideration of the sum of fifty-two pounds Current money of Virginia to 
me in hand paid by Joseph GAINER of the province aforesaid and County of Tyrell the receipt whereof I 
do hereby acknowledge and myself Therewith fully and entirely satisfied Contented and paid Have 
given, granted, Bargained Sold Aliened enseossed conveyed and and confirmed and by these presents do 
fully freely clearly and absolutely give, grant, Bargain sell alien en seosse d convey and confirm to the said 
Joseph Gainor his heirs and assigns forever a certain tract or parcel of Land Situate lying and being on the 
north side Tranters Creek in Pitts County aforesaid being a tract of Land granted to Martin CRUMMEY in 
the year One Thousand seven hundred and Thirty Butted and bounded as follows, Beginning at a White 
Oak Running thence N. 60, Es. 60 pole to a white oak, Thence No. 30, W. 320 poles to a pine a corner tree 
in a branch Then downThe said branch to The Creek Then The meanders of The Creeke to The first 
Station Containing by estimation 320 acres be The same more or less together with privileges and appur- 
tenances Thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining to The said Joseph GAINER his heirs and 
assigns forever. To have hold use occupy possess and enjoy as his and their own proper Right of inherit- 
ance in fee simple and I The said James CONNER do for myself, my heirs, Executors And Administrators 
Covenant and agree to and with The said Joseph GAINER his heirs and assigns forever to warrant and 
defend the above demised premises from The Lawful claim Challenge or demand of any Person or 
Persons whatsoever and have in myself Lawfull right, full power and authority to sell and dispose of The 
same. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal This 6th day of March in the year of our 
Lord One Thousand seven hundred sixty and one 

Signed sealed and delivered James CONNER 

in the presence of us, 

James GAINER Jur 

Ebnr. SLADE 

Rosanna CONNER 

Novr. 1761. Ordered to be Registered 

I Stephen F. JOFINSON Register for the county of Pitt Certify The foregoing deed from James CONNER 
to Joseph GAINER to be a correct copy or as much as found on record in my office 
October 30th 1852 S. F. JOHNSON Regr." 

[From the above we know that Deed Book A was in existence in 1852 and from the surviving index information in 
the Register of Deeds Office, this deed was in Book A, page 197.] 




"State of North Carolina} 

Pitt County} Spring Term of the Superior Court 

To the Honorable the Judge of the Superior Court of Law for the County of Pitt 

The petition of Edmund GAINER of the County of Pitt of Mary S. GAINER & Barsheba GAINER of the 
County of Beaufort and Rebecca GAINER, Susannah GAINER, Sarah GAINER, Joseph GAINER & 



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William GAINER of the County of Beaufort, the last of whom are infants and sue in his behalf by Edwin 
GORHAM then Guardian & next friend. 

Humbly shew unto your Honour your petitioners aforesaid, that they are tenants in common of a tract of 
Land being in the Counties of Pitt, Beaufort & Martin which is bounded by the lands of the heirs of 
William ANDREWS, William OUTLAW, Joseph CAROWAY, Benjamin LEGIT, Elisha LEGIT, John 
WOOLARD, Robert GURGANUS & Luke SHORT and which contains about 1260 acres of land, which 
said lands descends to your petitioners from their Father Joseph GAINER who departed this life some- 
time past intestate leaving your petitioners his children and heirs at Law him surviving. 
Your Petitioners further shew unto your Honour that they are [torn]ous of having partition made of said 
lands and that the Share of [torn] one of them may be allotted to him or her in severalty and that [torn] 
are advised this cannot be done without the aid of this honorable [torn]uit where such matters are alone 
and properly cognesable. They [torn]efore pray your Honour to appoint five freeholders unconnected 
[torn]th your petitioners and properly qualified who or a majority of [torn] may go on the premises and 
make partition thereof And who [torn]y lay off and allot to your petitioners in severalty their respective 
por[torn]ion of said lands agreeably to law and make report of their proceedings to the next Term of this 
Honorable Court 

And your petitioners will ever pray &c Geo W MORDECAI Propett." 

"Whereupon it was ordered that Benjamin F EBORN, Josiah DANIEL, Lanier DANIEL, Thomas 
LATHAM & James HODGES or a majority [torn] them be appointed Commissioners to make partition in 
the lands of Joseph GAINER Deed, amongst the heirs of said Deed agreea[torn] to the prayer of the 
Petitioners and when having so done that they return such division so made under their hands and seals 
with this writ to the next term of this court. Witness R. S. BLOUNT Clerk of our said Court at office in 
Greenville the 1st monday of March AD 1831. issued the 26th day of March 1831. 

Reading S BLOUNT C. S. C." 

"The Commissioners return is seen from under the hand of the Register And at the fall term 1831 the 
Commissioners made their retuftorn] when "this cause comeing on to be heard on the petition and report 
of the commissioners made to this Term. It is ordered adjudged and decreed by the court that the said 
report be confirmed in all respects and that partition be made of the lands set forth in the petition accord- 
ing to said report. It is further ordered that said report be entered on the records of this court and be 
registered in the registers office for the County of Pitt & that the cost be paid by the petitioners. 

"State of North Carolina} 

Pitt County} I Reading S BLOUNT Clerk of the Superior [torn] of Law for the County of Pitt do hereby 
certify that the foregoing is a true Copy of the petition of Edmund GAINER & others Expart and also a 
true copy of the order of the Court and of the Decree [torn] the Court as appears on record in my office 
Given under my hand and Seal [torn] office in Greenville this 30th day of April 1833 

Reading S BLOUNT C. S. C." 

[The above is a petition and court decree for a division of land. From the surviving index information in the Register 
of Deeds Office, the division of land ordered by the court from this petition was recorded in Book FF, page 446.] 



Mrs. BRILEY Dead 

Eastern Reflector, Wed. June 12, 1889 

Late Saturday afternoon the still more distressing news was brought in from the Great Swamp section 
that the wife of that worthy man, Mr. W. J. BRILEY, had passed over the river. She had been sick but a 
few days. Her death was doubly sad, as the Husband not only loses a devoted wife, but several small 
children — the youngest an infant of only a few weeks — thus lose the tender care of a loving mother. 'Tis 
indeed a severe affliction. Mrs. BRILEY was a daughter of Mr. Ivey FLEMING and a sister of Mrs. J. J. 
NOBLES and Messers. Leonidas, William J., and Heber FLEMING. 



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New Bern District Court Cases 



The following court cases were taken from the New Bern District, Criminal Action Papers, DSCR 206. 326. 
2, NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. The New Bern District included several adjacent counties, including Pitt 
and Beaufort. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 




"The State vs Abraham HARDY — Indictment for assault 

North Carolina} Superior Court of Law and Equity May term 1784. 
Newbern district} 

The jurors for the State upon their oath present, Abraham HARDY of Pitt county yeoman, on the twenty 
first day of december, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty three, and in the 
eighth year of American Independence, with force and arms, in the county and district aforesaid, in and 
upon William KING, in the peace of God and the said State then and there being, did make an assault, 
and him the said William then and there did beat, wound, and ill treat, and other wrongs to the said 
William then and there did, to the great damage of the said William, and against the peace and dignity of 
the said State. Alfred MOOR Atto. Genl." 

"The State vs Leven ROSS — Indictment for assault 

Newbern district} Superior Court of Law November term 1788. 

The jurors for the State upon their oath present that, Leven ROSS, late of Pitt county planter, on the first 
day of August, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty eight, and in the thir- 
teenth year of the Independence of the State, with force and arms, in the county and district aforesaid, in 
and upon Stephen PUGH, in the peace of God and the State then and there being, did make an assault, 
and him the said Stephen then and there did beat, wound, and ill treat, and other wrongs to the said 
Stephen then and there did, to his great damage, and against the peace and dignity of the State. A. 
MOOR Att Genl." 

"The State vs John SALTER Jr. — Indictment for assault 

Newbern district} Superior Court of Law November term 1788. 

The Jurors for the State upon their oath present that John SALTER, the younger, late of Pitt county planter, 
on the tenth day of July, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty eight, and in the 
thirteenth year of the Independence of the State, with force and arms, in the County and district afore- 
said, in and upon Thomas TYSON, in the peace of God and the State then and there being, did make an 
assault, and him the said Thomas TYSON then and there did beat, wound, and ill treat, and other wrongs 
to the said Thomas then and there did, to his great damage, and against the peace and dignity of the 
State. A: MOOR Att Genl." 

"The State vs Reading BLOUNT — misdr. 

Newbern district} Superior Court of Law and Equity May Term 1787. 

The Jurors upon their Oath present that Reading BLOUNT late of Pitt County Gentleman being one of the 
field officers of the Continental line of this State duly authorized and impowered by an Act of the General 
Assembly in that case and provided (to countersign accounts for Soldiers who had served in the continen- 
tal line of this State for the purpose of Certifying the same Accounts to be Just) on the tenth day of April 
in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty six and in the Tenth year of the Indepen- 
dence of the State and divers other days and times as well before and since in the county of Pitt within the 
said district, in violation of the trust reposed in him by the State as aforesaid unlawfully and falsely did 
countersign and certify One hundred Accounts drawn against the United States, for Services in the same 
accounts charged to have been performed by Soldiers in the Continental line of this State without Know- 
ing or believing all or any of the said Accounts by him the said Reading BLOUNT so countersigned and 
Certified as aforesaid to be true, an Evil example to all others in the like case offending and against the 
Peace and Dignity of the State 

A. MOORE Atty Genl." 



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"The State vs James HARRINGTON & William HANCOCK — Indictment for murder 

Newbern district} Superior Court of Law and Equity November term 1785. 

The Jurors for the State upon their oath present that James HARRINGTON late of Beaufort county 
mariner, and William HANCOCK late of the same county mariner, not having the fear of God before their 
eyes but being moved and seduced by the instigation of the devil on the twenty fourth day of November 
in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty five, and in the tenth year of American 
Independence, with force and arms, in the county and district aforesaid, in and upon one James McKEEL, 
in the peace of God and the State then and there being, feloniously wilfully and of their malice afore- 
thought did make an assault, and that the said James HARRINGTON a certain wooden instrument called 
a salving mallet of the value of four pence, which he the said James HARRINGTON in his right hand 
then and there had and held, the said James McKEEL in and upon the back part of the head of him the 
said James McKEEL , then and there feloniously wilfully and of his malice aforethought, did strike and 
beat, giving to the said James McKEEL then and there, with the salving mallet aforesaid in and upon the 
back part of the head of him the said James McKEEL several mortal bruises, of which said several mortal 
bruises, the said James McKEEL from the said twenty fourth day of November in the year aforesaid, until 
the twenty fifth day of the same month in the said year in the county and district aforesaid, did languish 
and languihing did live; on which said twenty fifth day of November in the year aforesaid the said James 
McKEEL in the county and district aforesaid, of the several mortal bruises aforesaid died and that the 
aforesaid William H EN COCK , then and there feloniously, wilfully and of his malice aforethought, was 
present, aiding, helping, abetting, comforting, assisting and maintaining the said James HARRINGTON, 
the felony and murder aforesaid in manner and form, to do, and commit, and so the Jururs aforesaid, 
upon there oath aforesaid, do say that the said James HARRINGTON and William HANCOCK, the said 
James McKEEL in manner and form aforesaid, feloniously, wilfully and of their malice aforethought did 
kill and murder against the peace and dignity of the State. A. MOORE Att Genl. 
Cox COURT and Adam TOOLY} Witnesses" 

"The State vs Benjamin BAGNEL — Indictment for murder 

Newbern district} Superior Court of Law and Equity November term 1783. 

The Jurors for the State upon their oath present that, Benjamin BAGNEL late of the county of Craven, 
mariner, not having the fear of God in his heart, but being moved and seduced by the instigation of the 
devil, on the twenty seventh day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and 
eighty three, and in the seventh year of American Independence, with force and arms, in the county of 
Craven, in the district aforesaid, in and upon one John CORBETT, in the peace of God and the said State 
then and there being, feloniously wilfully and of his malice aforethought did make an assault, and that 
the said Benjamin BAGNEL, with both his hands and feet the said John, to and against the ground, then 
and there feloniously wilfully and of his malice aforethought did cast and throw, and that the same John 
so upon the ground lying he the said Benjamin, with both his hands and feet of him the said Benjamin, 
the said John, in and upon the head, stomach, back and sides, of him the said John, then and there feloni- 
ously wilfully and of his malice aforethought, did strike, beat, and kick, giving to the said John, as well by 
the casting and throwing of him the said John to the ground aforesaid, as also by striking, beating, and 
kicking the said John, in and upon the head, stomach, back and sides of him the said John with both the 
hands and feet of him the said Benjamin in manner aforesaid, several mortal bruises, of which said 
several mortal bruises, the said John from the said twenty seventh day of January in the year aforesaid 
until the eighth day of February in the year in the county and district aforesaid did languish, and lan- 
guishing did live on which said eighth day of February in the said year, the said John, in the county and 
district aforesaid, of the several mortal bruises aforesaid, died. And so the jurors aforesaid upon their oath 
aforesaid do say that, the said Benjamin BAGNEL the said John CORBETT in manner and form aforesaid, 
feloniously wilfully and of his malice aforethought, did kill and murder against the peace and dignity of 
the said State Alfred MOORE Atto Genl" 

"The State vs John SHIP — Indictment for assault 

State of North Carolina Newbern district} Superior Court of Law and Equity November term 1783. 
The jurors for the State upon their oath present that John SHIP, late of the county of Craven, yeoman, on 
the tenth day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty three, and in 



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the eighth year of American Independence, with force and arms, in the county and district aforesaid, in 
and upon one Nathaniel CANNON, in the peace of God and the said State then and there being did make 
an assault, and the under lip of the said Nathaniel did then and there bite off, and other wrongs to the 
said Nathaniel and against the peace and dignity of the said State. 
Alfred MOORE Att Genl." 



The following court case was taken from New Bern District, Criminal Action Papers, DSCR 206. 326. 3, 
NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. 

Testimony re Abraham HARDEE, accused of murder 

"North Carolina Pitt County} Greenville Octr. 24th. 1792 

Personally appe ard before me one of the Justices Assignd to keep the peace in & for the County of Pitt &c. 
Mr. Hardee SMITH William HELLING John CRAWFORD & James CRAWFORD And Severally acknowl- 
edged Them Selves Justly Indebted to the State aforesaid in the Sum of Two Hundred pounds Lawfull 
money Each to be Levyed of theire goods Chatties lands & tenements to be layd provided they & Each of 
them make theire personal appearance Before the Judges of the Superor Court to Be held in the Town of 
New Bern on the Nineteenth day of March next then and There give testimoney on the part of the State 
Against Abraham HARDEE being Charged with the murder of a negro Man Slave the property of Mrs 
Clarey SALTER by the name of NOLLEY and not Depart without Leave first had and Obtained &c 
Acknoledged before me at Office Jno. MOYE JP" 



Fight Near Rountree Church 

Eastern Reflector, Fri., Aug. 31, 1900. 

We learn this morning of a fight which occured Monday on Mr. Henry Tripp's place near Rountree's 
church, between Mr. Henry TRIPP, and Mr. Frank TUTON. It seems that Mr. TUTON in company with 
another man was working in Mr. TRIPP'S field, when Mr. TRIPP came up and began usuing unsulting 
languages toward Mr. TUTON, and started back toward his house when Mr. TUTON cut him twice with 
a knife. Mr. TRIPP then went to the house and got his gun and came back and shot Mr. TUTON, who in 
the meantime had gotton over the fence into the road, twice, one load taking effect in the leg and the 
other in the hip. Mr. TUTON was taken home and attended to by a doctor. Mr. TRIPP'S cut did not prove 
serious. 

Homicide at Shelmerdine 

Daily Reflector, Greenville, NC, Mon., Dec. 28, 1903. 

On Christmas day there was a shooting match at Shelmerdine for chickens, Charlie BOYKIN and Jesse 
HADDOCK, both white, got into a dispute over a 5 cent shot. While BOYKIN had his back turned 
towards HADDOCK the latter shot him with a pistol. As BOYKIN turned around to face his assailant, 
HADDOCK fired on him again with a shot gun, the load taking effect in the bowels. BOYKIN lived only 
two hours after the shooting. He was formerly of Wilson county but had been at Shelmerdine about two 
years. Coroner LAUGHINGHOUSE went down Saturday evening to hold an inquest and the verdict of 
the jury that BOYKIN came to his death from a gun shot wound in the hands of Jess HADDOCK. The 
coroner ordered HADDOCK taken in custody and placed a jail commitment in the hands of the officer 
who had him in charge. Later the officer took HADDOCK before a magistrate and the latter released him 
from custody under a $1,000 verified bond. 

Thomas COUNCIL Murdered Wife 

Eastern Reflector, Wed. July 31, 1889 

There is some excitement in Martin Co., over a supposed murder case. The wife of Thomas COUNCIL 
died strangely a little more than a week ago. She was buried and he took the train for parts unknown. 
Suspicion ran so high that on last Tuesday the body was taken up and poison was found in the stomach. 
The verdict of the inquest is said to be, that she was poisoned by her husband. 



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Rutha Dennis Remembered 



Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



£ 



"Recites Heroic Incidents of the Civil War Days 
Daily Reflector, Jan. 4, 1941 

An incident of the Civil war in which a Pitt county woman played the part of a heroine in an improvised 
hospital where smallpox stricken soldiers were quartered is related in an article prepared by Mrs. Charles 
MCARTHUR. 

Amid the dark days of the Civil war when food ran short and everything seemed to point to defeat and 
desolation, as a crowning disaster that dread disease smallpox broke out in the army. A young soldier 
from North Carolina was placed at guard at the improvised hospital. One day while seated near the gate 
the guard was thinking of the diresome situation, the suffering and death the ones attending this abode of 
sorrow had to witness; the hard-pressed army in the field so ill prepared to spare these stricken ones from 
the rank, and wondering whether any of them would ever again be able to return to their homes and 
loved ones. Looking around he saw approaching a strange form, a gigantic woman, or what seemed more 
likely a man in woman's apparel. The coarse dress of homespun was nothing strange for the times, but 
the masculine appearance, the huge form awakened within the inexperienced guard a feeling of wonder, 
which was soon to be changed into something akin of fear as this strange-looking woman passed in front 
of him and asked in a deep voice: " Is Skilton DENNIS in there?" The guard replied, "Yes, he is in there." 
"Then open the gate." "No, no," replied the guard. "No one is allowed to pass here except certain ones 
detailed for hospital duty. I am here to see that no one goes in or comes out without a pass." At this reply 
the visitor reached down into a pocket and drew therefrom a long, gleaming knife, saying "If Skilton 
DENNIS is in there I am going in if I have to wade through blood knee deep." With his hair rising and 
without another word, the guard opened the gate. Miss Ruthie DENNIS walked through. It was hard for 
one of this day to visualize the well-knigh hopeless situation that confronted this heroic woman, who had 
walked from her humble home in Pitt county to this army hospital in Virginia that she might help her 
brother and also help every poor soul in that fearsome place. A fearsome place indeed, but she was not 
afraid and for many long days she stayed, a ministering angel, soothing the pain-wracked bodies, bathing 
the burning brow, anointing the loathsome disease encrusted limbs, shrouding the dead. With the 
poorest equipment, the scant supply of nourishment, she worked day in and day out until the terrible 
scourge ceased. Then, seemingly unaware that she had done anything more than her simple duty to her 
brother and friends, she departed for her home accompanied by the brother for whom she had nobly 
risked her life. Outwardly rough and unattractive, inwardly she was a soul of mercy. I have related this 
true story as it was told to my brother, Amos JOYNER, by Mr. IRVIN, who was the guard at the gate. Mr. 
IRVIN, who lived near Richlands, Onslow county, travelled for years for a nursery company, sometimes 
spending the night at the homes of his patrons. On one such occasion he told this touching incident. Miss 
Ruthie DENNIS lived near Ayden. Her brother Skilton DENNIS has descendants still living, perhaps near 
Ayden. 

Ayden Items... 

Eastern Reflector, Greenville, NC, Friday, Sept. 9, 1904. 

Miss Rutha Dennis, a very old lady near town who is generally known throughout the county, is critically 
ill at home. In her young womanhood it is supposed she was the strongest woman in the county. She 
could easily lift a barrel of turpentine and put it in a cart. She is now about 75 or 80 years of age." 




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Revolutionary War Pension, Giles Nelson 



The following pension records were copied from the National Archives in Washington, DC and contrib- 
uted by John V. Lucas. Brackets are by the editor. 




Giles NELSON, File S.7263 

Giles NELSON, of Pitt County, NC, was a private in Col. ARMSTRONGS Regiment of the NC Line, 
serving for six years. He was Inscribed on the NC Rolls at a rate of eight dollars a monrh, commencing 
November 16, 1818. Certificate of Pension was issued on May 24, 1820 and sent to Judge Henry POTTER, 
of Raleigh, NC. Arrears to March 4, 1820 were $133. 03. Semi Annual allowance ending Sept. 4, 1820, 
$48.00. Total: $181.03 owed. 

[DISCHARGE PAPER] 

"Fifth Regiment N. Carolina Continental Troops Commanded by Colonel James ARMSTRONG 
There unto Certify, That the Bearer hereof Giles NELSON aprivate Soldier, has served in the above sd. 
Regiment, for the space of three Years, and is [ word cut off ] the reason below mentioned, discharged 
from the said Regiment, he having Rerieved his pay arrears of pay cloathing of all sorts, and all other just 
demandes, from the time of inlisting in the sd. Regt, to this day of his Discharge, as appears by his receipt 
on the Back of his discharge, he is Discharged having served theturm of time out faithfully, and to 
prevent any ill use that may be made of this discharge, by its falling into The hands of any other person 
whatsoever, here follows the description of the above Giles NELSON, aged twenty Seven years, five feet 
six inches high, light complection, darke hair, Blue eyes, Born in Pitt County, N. Carolina, by trade a 
farmer 

Given under My hand Pitt County this Seventeenth day Jany. 1782 

James ARMSTRONG Colo. N. C. Contil. Troops" 

[ON REVERSE OF THE ABOVE DISCHARGE] 

"I Giles NELSON do acknowledge to have recieved all my pay arrears of pay, cloathing of all sorts and all 
other Just Demands, fromthe day of my inlisting into the said Regiment to this day of my Discharge 

Giles NELSON" 

"District of North Carolina 

On this 16th. day of November 1818, before me the subscriber, one of the Judges of the United States for 
the District aforesaid, personally appeared Giles NELSON, aged Sixty five years, resident of Pitt County 
in the said district, who being by me first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the follow- 
ing declaration, in order to obtain the provision made by the late Act of Congress, entitled "An act to 
provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval service of the United States in the revolution- 
ary war." That he the said Giles NELSON, in the year 1776, enlisted in Pitt County in the State of North 
Carolina, in the company commanded by Captain John INLOE of the fifth Regiment, in the North Caro- 
lina line, on the Continental establishment for two & a half years; that he continued to serve in the said 
fifth regiment, but in different companies, until the end of his said enlistment — and being then prevailed 
upon by Colo. ARMSTRONG of the said regiment, he agreed to continue in service, and did so continue, 
until the 17th of January 1782, on which day he obtained a discharge from Colo. ARMSTRONG which he 
now exhibits, that after the Capture of Ld Cornwallis he obtained a furlough to go home; and after his 
return home, in the County of Pitt aforesaid, in the State of North Carolina, he obtained his said dis- 
charge; that he was in no regular battle, and that he is in reduced circumstances & stands in need of the 
assistance of his country for support. Sworn to & declared before me, the day & year first aforesaid. 

H. POTTER DJUS NC" 



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"North Carolina District 

Britain JONES maketh Oath that he saw the aforesaid Giles NELSON in the Service of the United States, 
as a soldier in the Continental army, in the revolutionary war, & served with him for some months, but 
thinks not so long as nine months; & further saith not. 
Sworn before me the 16th Novr. 1818. H. POTTER DJUS NC" 

"North Carolina District 

John ANDERSON maketh Oath that the aforesaid Giles NELSON served more then nine months, in the 
same Company with deponant, in the North Carolina line, on the Continental establishment, in the 
Service of the United States in the revolutionary war — in Captain INLOES Company of the fifth regi- 
ment. And further saith not. 

Sworn before me the 16th Novemr. 1818. H. POTTER DJUS NC" 

"The said John ANDERSON further saith on oath, that the discharge now shewn to him, purporting to 
have been given by Colo. Jas. ARMSTRONG to Giles NELSON on the 17th Jany. 1782 is in the handwrit- 
ing and Signed by the said Colo. ARMSTRONG, to the best of his knowledge that he frequently saw his 
handwriting; and that the said James ARMSTRONG was a Colonel in the Continental army of the United 
States in the revolutionary war. 

Sworn before me the 16th Novr. 1818. H. POTTER DJUS NC" 

I Henry Potter District Judge &c as aforesaid do certify that it appears to my satisfaction that the said 
Giles NELSON did serve in the revolutionary war, as stated in the Preceeding declaration against the 
common enemys, for the term of nine months, on the Continental establishment, and that he is in reduced 
circumstances & stands in and of the assis fence of his country for support and I now transmit the pro- 
ceedings & testimony taken & had before me. to the Secretary for the Department of War, pursuent to the 
directions of the aforementioned act of Congress. 

Raleigh 27t. Decemr. 1819. H. POTTER DJUS NC" 

"State of North Carolina Pitt County 
the fifth day of November 1818. 

Personally came before me J A BLACKWELL one of the Justices of the Peace for said County Caswell 
ARMSTRONG Who hath Deposed & Said on the holly evangelist of all mity God that he is well ac- 
quainted with the signature and hand writing of Colo. James ARMSTRONG and he b eliv e the Certificate 
given on the Seventeenth of January Seventeen hundred and Eighty two by the said James ARMSTRONG 
to Giles NELSON to be his own hand writing & Signature to the Certificate attached 
J A BLACKWELL " Caswell ARMSTRONG" 

"State of North Carolina Pitt County 
Pitt County 

I do hereby Certify that Jacob A BLACKWELL before whom the within affidavit was taken is one of the 
acting Justices of the Peace of the County of Pitt and that and credit ought to be given his Judicial Acts as 
such given under my hand & seal of the Court at Office in Greenesville the 5th Nov 1818 

Alexander EVANS CLK by Richard EVANS" 

"North Carolina} 

Pitt County} November the 1st 1819 this day 

Personally appeared before me Joseph BLOUNT one of the Justices of the Peace for the County aforesaid 
John STEPHENS & John ANDERSON and after being duly Sworn upon the holy Evangelist of Almighty 
God in due form of law Declareth & sayeth that they are well acquainted with Giles NELSON & believe 
that he is in reduced circumstances & Stands in need of the assistence of his Country for Support 
Given under our hands the day & date above written 

Sworn & Subscribed to at Greenesville Before me Day & Date above written 
test Jos BLOUNT J. P. John [his X mark] STEPHENS 

John ANDERSON 



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State of North Carolina} 
Pitt County} 

I Alexander EVANS Clerk of the County Court of Pitt do hereby Certify that Joseph BLOUNT Esquire is 
an acting Justice of the Peace of the County of Pitt and that faith and credit is due and ought to be given 
to his acts and Deeds as such given under my hand Seal of the Court at office in Greenesville the 9th day 
November AD 1819 Alexander EVANS CLK by Richard EVANS" 

"State of North Carolina} 
Pitt County} 

On this tenth day of August AD 1832, personally appeared before the Justices of the Court of Pleas & 
Quarter Sessions for the State and County aforesaid now Setting (the same being a Court of record) 
Giles NELSON a resident of Pitt County and State of North Carolina aged Seventy nine years who being 
first duly Sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declarations in order to obtain the 
benefit of the Act of Congress passed June 7th 1832. That he was a Soldier of the army of the Revolution a 
private in the 5th Regiment of the North Carolina Continental line, that he was placed on the Pensions 
Roll under the Act of March 18, 1818 of the North Carolina agency received a Certificate thereof and drew 
the first payment due thereon — and was stuck off from the same on account of property — that he now 
resides in the County of Pitt aforesaid and resided there at the time the first application was made. He 
hereby relinquishes every Claim whatever to ap ension or annuity except the present, and he declares that 
his name is not in the Pension Roll of any agency in any State, or if any only on that of the agency in the 
State of North Carolina, from which he has been stricken off as aforesaid 
Sworn to and Subscribed the day and year aforesaid Giles [his mark] NELSON 

Arch PARKER CLK 

And the Said Court do hereby declare their opinion that the above named applicant was a Soldier of the 
Revolution, and was on the Pension Roll as he States 

I Archibald PARKER, Clerk of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions for the County of Pitt aforesaid, do 
hereby Certify that the foregoing contains the original proceedings of the Said Court in the matter of the 
application of Giles NELSON for a pension. In Testimony whereof, I have unto Set my hand and Seal of 
office, this 10th day of August in the year of 1832 

Arch PARKER CLK 

Goold HOYT J. P. Chairman" 

Giles NELSON, of Pitt County, NC, was a private in Col. ARMSTONGS Regiment of the NC Line, serving 
for 2 years. He was Inscribed on the NC Rolls at a rate of 80 dollars a year, commencing March 4, 1834. 
Certificate of Pension was issued on April 3, 1833 and sent to A. PARKER, Greenville, NC. Arrears to 
March 4, 1833 were $160. 00. Semi-annual allowance ending Sept. 4, 1833, $40.00. Total: $200. 00 owed. 
{Revolutionary Claim Act June 7, 1832.} 

[Notes in this file say letters were sent May 18, 1829 to Giles Nelson and to Hon. J. H. EATON on Dec. 8, 
1829. A compiled service history of Giles Nelson from this file was sent to Mrs. J. L. BUTT, Sept. 16, 1914; 
the letter was placed in Charles SMITH file. In the 1840 Pension List, Giles NELSON, age 86 was living 
with Caleb NELSON in Pitt County] 



Mrs. FLEMING Died 

Eastern Reflector, Wed., Jan. 26, 1887 
We learn that the wife of Ivy FLEMING, who lives a few miles from Greenville, died on Sunday evening. 

Mrs. Emily FLEMING Dead 

Eastern Reflector, Fri., May 5, 1899 
Mrs. Emily FLEMING died at her home near Great swamp on Friday evening of last week, after a long 
illness. She was sixty six years old, a most excellent woman and had a large circle of warm friends. She 
leaves several children. 



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Pitt & Related County Wills 



Will of Solomon WITHERINGTON 

Craven County, NC [date unknown] ca. 1766. Found in Craven County Wills, C. R. 028. 801. 33, NC 
Archives, Raleigh, NC. Contributed by Sammy A. Pierce, of Arlington, Va. 

"In the name of god amen I Solomon WITHERNTON of Craven County being Sick and weak of body but 
of Perfect Sence and Remembrence thanks be to god for it. I Doe make and order this my Last will and 
testament in manner and form as followeth I making void all other wills before by me maid first I Comit 
my Sole to the Perfection of Jesus Christ hoping and beleiving that he by this meritorious feate and 
Pashon hath Pirchaised Eternal Salvation for the Same and my Body to the Earth to be buried in Christian 
maner after the Deschrshon of my Executors hereafter menchoned and as for my worldly goods I 
Despose of in maner and form as followeth 

Item I give and bequeath unto my Son thomas WITHERINTON won Sow and Pigs to Him and his 
heirs for Ever 

Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter mary RAMSE won Sow and Pigs to hur and hur heirs for 
Ever 

Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Elisabath HUTUS won Sow and Pigs to hur and hur heirs 
for Ever 

Item I give and bequeath unto my Son Robard WITHERINTON won feather bed and furnitde half 
Duzen of Plates two Dishes won Bason and the new Iron Pot to and his heirs for Ever and all the Rest of 
my Estate unmenchoned both with in and without I Lend to my well Beloved wife in during hur natural 
Life or widowhood I Revoking all other wills before by me maid Doe Constitute make and ordain my 
Loving wife ann WITHERINTON thomas WITHERINTON and Robard WITHERINTON my hole and 
Sole Executors of this my Last will and testament as witness whereunto I have hereunto Set my hand and 
fixed my Seal Solomon [his X mark] WITHERNTON 

Jonathan McKFARSON 
Joseph BRUTEN Jur. 

April Craven Inferior Court 1766 
Present His Majestys Justices 

The within Last Will and Testament of Solomon WITHERINGTON was Exhibited into Court and proved 
by the Oath of Joseph BRUTON Evidence thereto who swore that he saw the Testator Sign Seal Publish 
and Declare the within to be and contain his Last Will and Testament and that at the Time thereof he was 
of Sound & disposing memory. Robert WITHERINGTON one of the Executors therein Named Qualified 
as Such Agreeable to Law 

Ordered that Mr. Secretary have Notice thereof that Letters Testamentary Issue thereon Accordingly 

Test Chrisr. NEALE C. I. C. 

Letters Issued Augt. 5th. 1766. fees pd." 

Will of Starling AVERITT 

Pitt County, 1855. Taken from Pitt County Wills and Testaments, Book 1, Pitt County Courthouse, 
Greenville, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

"In the name of God Amen. I Starling AVERETT being of sound mind & memory do make and ordain my 
last will & testament in manner and form following, to-wit: 

Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Polly BLANDIFORD one feather bed and its furniture. 

Item I give, devise & bequeath to my wife Penny all my property both real, personal and mixed during 

the term of her natural life except what is herein otherwise disposed of. 



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Item I give, devise & bequeath to my Grand Son William H. BURNETT Sometimes Called William H 

AVERETT after the death of my wife Penny all my property both real, personal & mixed, not otherwise 

disposed of. Starling (his X mark) AVERITT 

Signed, delivered & published this 13th 

day of November 1855 in presence 

of us who at his request & in his 

presence have attested the same. 

Joseph L. BALLARD 

James MCARTHUR 

North Carolina} 

Pitt County} Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions May Term 1868 

This paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Starling AVERETT was produced in 
open Court for probate by Wm H. BURNETT and duly proved by the oath of Joseph L BALLARD, a 
subscribing witness thereto; And thereupon it is declared by the Court to be the last will of the said 
Starling AVERITT and ordered to be recorded and filed G. A. DANCY Clerk" 

Will of James S. CLARK 

Pitt County, 1860. Taken from Pitt County Wills, C. R., 079.801, NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. Contributed by 
Roger Kammerer. 

"I, James S. CLARK of Greenville North Carolina, do make and declare my Last Will and Testament in 
manner and form as follows, To-wit: 

Item I give and devise to my trusty friend C. C. PERKINS, in trust equally for my two sons, William E. 
CLARK, and James E. CLARK, my Neck plantation and Lands lying in the County of Pitt on Tar River, 
Tranters Creek, and Grindell Creek; and my Smithwick WHITLEY tract of land on Grindell Creek and 
negro slaves Oliver and his wife Nancy, and Oliver and Stanley their children and the increase of Nancy 
after the date of this Will — and Sam, and Ben and old Kit & his wife Aramet, and Stephen, son of old Kit, 
and Adeline and her present child, and the increase of Adeline, born after the date of this Will: And in 
trust for my son James E. CLARK, Negro slave, Priscy and the Lot in Greenville where Priscy lives, 
known in the plot of said Town as Lot No. eighty-one (81). Also in trust for William the sum of five 
hundred dollars and for James Edgar the sum of One thousand dollars for their education, if the same 
should be unfinished at my death, and to be applied to no other purpose. 

Item I give and devise to C. C. PERKINS aforesaid, in trust for my daughter Adelaide wife of G. W. 
JOHNSON for her natural life my Brush Island, MOORING and SMITH tracts of land adjoining John S. 
BROWN, Wm. WHITEHEAD and others, and after her death to her issue and failing to have issue 
surviving her, then to my other children and their issue. 

Item I give and devise to C. C. PERKINS aforesaid in trust for my daughter Elvira for her natural life 
all my lands in Sumpter County Georgia and after her death to her issue and failing to have issue surviv- 
ing her, then to my other children and their issue. 

Item I give and devise to C. C. PERKINS aforesaid in trust for my daughters Victoria JONES, and Delia 
wife of Wm. S. JENKINS equally for their natural lives all my lands in the County of Macon, Georgia and 
after their death the share of each to each ones issue respectively and failing to have issue surviving — 
then to my other children and their issue. 

Item I give to my grandchild Helen JONES, Negro girl Lea, and her increase born after the date of this 
will. 

Item I give to my grandchild Mary JENKINS, Negro girl Sydney and her increase born after the date of 
this will. 

Item I give and bequeath to C. C. PERKINS aforesaid in trust for children William, James Edgar, 
Adelaide JOHNSON, Elvira, Delia JENKINS, and Victoria JONES subject to the same limitations and 
conditions as the respective legacies to each of them aforesaid, all the balance of my negro slaves, that are 



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not sold for the payment of my debts equally to be divided among them. And in said division it is my 
wish and will that my children be permitted to select my favorite negroes as part of their shares and that 
the negroes be so allotted and divided if the same be practicable without doing injustice to any particular 
share or shares as to retain and include in each child's share the negroes that may be living on the planta- 
tion, I have given to each of them. And that they be allotted in families provided it can be done without 
assigning to any share too great a proportion of young or aged negroes, and upon the said trust and 
limitations it is my wish and will that each plantation be furnished equally from what may on hand at my 
death of the same and not otherwise with reasonable and necessary household and kitchen furniture, 
farming utensils, carts, wagons, horses, mules, oxen, sheep, hogs and cattle, and corn and fodder, and I 
appoint my friends Henry SHEPPARD, Louis G. LITTLE, Burton G. ALBRITTON, John S. SMITH and 
William WHITEHEAD or a moj ority of them to make the aforesaid division of negroes and other prop- 
erty, and my executors are directed to pay there expenses and compensation for their trouble and in case 
they fail to act, to appoint other persons from among the citizens of Pitt County. 

Item It is my wish and will that negroes Oliver Senr and Prissy be permitted to live on Lot Eighty one 
without being hired out. That they may attend and serve my two sons when not at school. 
Item It is my wish and will that my executors, sell at private or public sale my steam mill property, my 
houses and lots in the town of Greenville not devised, my Plank Road stock, my Land bought of James M. 
BELL in South Carolina, and the James HARDEE Land, John HARDEE Land, Isaac HARDEE Land, the 
Peter tract on Great Swamp, the Johnny SPAIN tract and the Winney LOUIS tract all in Pitt County, my 
interest in the Raccoon Creek Sein-haul. It is my will that my executors carry on my farms for two years 
after my death, then that the division among the negroes and other property shall take place, 
tern It is my wish and will that the trustee to my children be and is hereby empowered to change the 
character of the property bequeathed to my children by sale or exchange, and invest the proceeds in good 
Bank, State, or other securities, or other real and personal property whenever by any change in the 
conditions, situation, residence, or other like circumstances of any of my children such a sale, or exchange 
would be to their interest. And whenever any of the said property given in trust, shall devolve upon the 
issue of my said children it is my wish and will that their said trustee shall convey by deed upon the 
death of said child its share of property, to his or her issue. Lot Eightyone I intend for William and James 
Edgar jointly and not to Edgar alone as devised in item first. I appoint my son in law Wm. A. Jenkins and 
my friend C. C. PERKINS my executors. 

Jas. S. CLARK 

Signed, published, and declared, to be his last will and testament, by his testator in our presence who at 

his request and in his presence do attest the same this day of January 

One Thousand Eight Hundred and sixty. 
Jas. Jno. DANCY 

Chas. ROUNTREE" ^ 

Will of John McGOWEN 

Pitt County, 1868. Taken from Pitt County Wills and Testaments, Book 1, Pitt County Courthouse, 
Greenville, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

"Last Will & Testament of John McGOWEN Deed. 

I, John McGOWEN of the County of Pitt and State of North Carolina being of sound mind and memory, 
but considering the uncertainty of my earthly existence, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testa- 
ment in manner and form following, to-wit: 

First That my Executors herein after named shall provide for my body a decent burial, suitable to the 
wishes of my relations and friends, and pay all funeral expenses, together with all my first debts, howso- 
ever and whomsoever owing out of the monies that may first come into their hands as a part or parcel of 
my estate. 

Item 1st I give and devise to my beloved wife Catherine L. McGOWEN thirty five acres of land more or 
less, in the North east end of the tract or tracts of land whereon I now live; to be set apart by the following 
metes or bounds, to wit: Beginning at a plum tree on the South side of the main road leading from 
Greenville to Washington, running near South to a Spring ditch, with Said ditch to a leading ditch, then 



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near East with the leading ditch to the fence, then to the North east corner of the LEGGETT land, then 
North to Arden HATTON's line to the fork of the Road, then near West West up the Road to the 
beggining; so as to include my Mansion House, all out houses, and other improvements except one plank 
barn house; to have and to hold to her the said Catherine L. McGOWEN for and during the term of her 
natural life in satisfaction for and in lieu of her dower and thirds of and in all my real Estate. The ex- 
cepted plank barn house, I will and and bequeath to my son George A McGOWEN . 
Item 2nd I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Catherine L. McGOWEN , one bed, and furniture, one 
Sow and pigs, one Cow and Calf, eight bushels Wheat, twenty barrels Corn, one Stack of Fodder, all the 
Chairs, all the Crockery ware and Cooking utensils and Kitchen furniture, and one hundred and fifty 
dollars in current money. I also bequeath to my wife Catherine L. McGOWEN (500) five hundred pounds 
of Green Pork. And during her widowhood I bequeath to her one Press and two tables. 
Item 3rd I give and devise to my beloved son George A. McGOWEN , thirty five acres or tract of land 
devised to my beloved wife Catherine L. McGOWEN during her her natural life in Item 1st to have and 
to hold after her demise unto him, his heirs and assigns. 

Item 4th I give and devise to my beloved son Lemuel McGOWEN the tract or parcel of land, Known as 
the "MOORE land," lying on the North side of Great Swamp, adjoining the lands of Henry 
HARRINGTON, Stanly MOORE and others, and Containing ninety acres, more or less, to have and to 
hold unto him, his heirs and assigns. 

Item 5th I give and devise to my four sons Wm McGOWEN , Lemuel McGOWEN , Arch D. McGOWEN 
and George A. McGOWEN , the tract or parcel of land Known as the LEGGETT land adjoining the lands 
of Geo. A. McGOWEN and Arden HATTON respectively on the West and on the East, and bounded on 
the North by the dower land mentioned in Item 1st Containing (58) fifty eight acres more or less to have 
and to hold unto them respectively, their heirs and assigns. 

Item 6th I give and bequeath to my three sons Wm McGOWEN , Lemuel McGOWEN and George A. 
McGOWEN , the tract or parcel of land Known as the ROGERS land adjoining the lands of Polly 
ROGERS, Lemuel McGOWEN and others, and containing (96) ninety six acres more or less, to have and 
to hold unto them, their heirs and assigns. 

Item 7th I give and bequeath all Household and Kitchen furniture, not previously disposed in any 
preceding item, to my son George A. McGOWEN , to have and to hold unto him, his heirs and assigns. 
Item 8th It is my will and desire that the remainder of my stock, not covered by or disposed of, by 
preceding items, consisting of Horses, Cattle, Sheep and Hogs, and the remainder of provisions on hand 
at my demise as Corn, Fodder, Rye, Wheat, Bacon, Pork, Lard &c, and also all farming Utensils, Waggons, 
Carts, Gear and Leather, and the remainder of Cotton on hand at my demise, Shall be Sold at public Sale 
by my Executors in a reasonable time after my demise in manner and form according to Law for Cash. 
Item 9th It is my will and desire, that the residue of my moneyed funds, after the provisions of the 
second clause of my last Will & Testament Commencing "First", are carried out, shall be distributed & 
equally to my four sons William, Lemuel, Arch D. and George A McGOWEN respectively, to have and to 
hold unto them their heirs & assigns. 

Item 10th It is my will and desire that my Executors shall as Speedily as Compatible and proper with the 
forms and processes of Law, proceed to Collect all debts and Claims due me by Note, Account or any 
other form. And after a full Settlement of all debts against my Estate, pay the residue of remainder that 
may be left to my four sons equally. Share for Share, William, Lemuel, Arch. D. and George A. 
McGOWNS, to have, and to hold unto them their heirs & assigns. 

Lastly I do hereby Constitute and Appoint my son William McGOWEN and my trusty friend William A. 

BERNARD my lawful Executors to all intents and purposes to execute this my last Will and Testament 

according to the true intent and meaning of the same and every part and clause thereof. 

In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and Seal this the twentieth day of January A. D. 1868 

Signed, Sealed, published and declared by the 

said Jno McGOWEN to be his last Will and 

Testament in the presence of us who at his John (his X mark) McGOWEN {Seal} 

request and in his presence do Subscribe our 
names as Witnesses thereto 
N. D. COOPER 
Arden HATTON 



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A paper writing purporting to be the last will and testament of John MCGOWAN deed, is exhibited for 
probate in Court by Wm MCGOWANS one of the executors therein named and the due execution thereof 
by the said John MCGOWEN is proved by the oath and examination of Nashville COOPER one of the 
subscribing witnesses thereto. It is therefore considered by the Court, that the said paper writing and 
every part thereof is the last will and testament of the said John MCGOWAN and the same is ordered to 
be recorded and filed. And thereupon the said Wm MCGOWAN one of the executors as aforesaid duly 
qualified as such by taking the oath required by law. William A. BERNARD the other executor named by 
said John MCGOWAN in his last will and testament, renounces his right to qualify as Co executor to 
same. G. A. DANCY Clerk" 



Blount Marriage in France 

Daily Reflector, Greenville, NC, Mon., Sept. 17, 1923. 

Paris, France, Sept. 17.. ..The wedding has just been celebrated in Brussels of Mademoiselle Refugio 
Henriette Desesgualx de Nolet, step-daughter and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. L. BLOUNT, and Mr. 
Leon de Waele, Consul general of Belguim without post and director of the Guaranty Trust Company of 
New York in Belguim. The witness for the bride was H. R. H. the Infanta Eulalla of Spain, who was 
represented by Senor Pedro Saura, Consul of Spain in Brussels, while Baron de Cartier de Marchienne, 
Belgian ambassador in Washington, acted as witnesses for the bridegroom. The bride's gown was of 
white crepe marocain embroidered with pearls, the head dress was a white russian bandeau and the train 
was a fine piece of Duchesse lace. Among the guests were the Ambassador of Spain in Belguim and the 
Marquise de Villalobary de Guimarey the minister of Mexico in Belguim and Mrs. Efren de Rebolledo, the 
American Commercial Attache in Belguim and Richard Edward BLOUNT. The latter was born at 
BLOUNT'S Hall, near Greenville. He is brother of Mrs. J. DAVIS and a cousin of Mrs. W I. SKINNER of 
430 Fifth street. He is also a cousin of Mrs. Agnes BLOUNT, of Ayden. D. L. BLOUNT is a nephew of Mrs. 
BLACKWELL with whom he visited Mrs. SKINNER and Mrs. DAVIS in Greenville last June. He is now 
United States trade commissioner without post. 

Runaway Marriage 

Eastern Reflector, Fri., Oct. 12, 1900. 

On last Saturday afternoon Mr. Ed. HARRIS and Miss Rosa MANNING, both of Beaver Dam township, 
were married. The bride is only about 15 or 16 years old. It was a runaway marriage. It seems that the 
license for the marriage was procured Friday, the applicant for them representing that the girl was twenty 
years old. Her father seemed to anticipate that she and Harris were going to try to get married and he 
came to town Saturday to prevent any license being issued, but found out that he was a day too late. He 
then hurried an officer back home to prevent the marriage taking place, but found that he was too late 
again, as while he was in town the young man went after the girl and took her to a neighbor's where they 
were married. 

Marriage in High Life 

Eastern Reflector, Fri., Jan. 26, 1900. 

Not many weeks ago Register of Deeds MOORE issued a marriage license for Mr. James W. SUTTON to 
wed Miss ANNIE GODLEY, both parties lived in Chicod township. The groom-elect took the license 
home to have ready for the wedding, but somebody who wanted to stop the marriage stole the document 
from him before the day arrived, and the marriage could not take place on schedule time. Not to be 
outdone in the matter, but still not wishing to run the risk of having another license stolen from him, Mr. 
SUTTON came to Greenville today and brought his bride elect with him, several friends also accompany- 
ing them. They went to the office of the Register and applied in person for the license. This being pro- 
cured they called on Justice of the Peace H. HARDING to make them man and wife. By this time the 
number had grown so large that none of the offices in the building would accomodate them, so the crowd 
repaired to the court room up stairs where the ceremony was duly performed. There were fully a hun- 
dred people present to witness the marriage. 



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Obituaries from Martin County 



Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 




Jas. L. WHITEHURST Passes Sunday at Cross Roads Home 

Weekly Herald, Robersonville, NC, Wed., March 11, 1936 

Mr. James L. WHITEHURST, well known farmer of this county, died at his home in Cross Roads Town- 
ship at 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon following a stroke of paralysis suffered while on a visit to Williamston 
a day or two before. He had been in ill health for some time, but was able to be up until he was stricken 
last week. Mr. WHITEHURST, 74 years old, was born and reared in Pitt County, son of the late William 
and Jane CARSON WHITEHURST, of that county. About 15 years ago he moved to Martin and continued 
to farm. Mr. WHITEHURST was highly respected, and was a gentleman of the old school. The following 
children survive: L. O. WHITEHURST and E. J. WHITEHURST, of Stokes; Mrs. Archie DAVENPORT, of 
Bethel; Mrs. Eunice MATTHEWS, of Parmele, and Mrs. Yyd ian CLARK, of Stokes. Funeral services were 
conducted at the late home Monday afternoon at 2: 30 o'clock by Rev. L. B. MANNING, Free Will Baptist 
minister. Burial was in the Robersonville New Cemetery. 

Ben JENKINS Dies At Home Near Leens Monday 

Weekly Herald, Robersonville, NC, Wed., May 6, 1936 

Ben JENKINS, prominent farmer, died at his home near Leens last Monday evening at 7: 40 o'clock, 
following an illness of several years duration. His condition was not considered critical, however, until a 
comparatavely short time before his death, which was attributed to a complication of ailments. Fifty 
years old, Mr. JENKINS was born in Pitt County and lived there all his life. He was well known here, 
where he did business nearly all his life with local firms. He was a reliable citizen, and held the respect 
and esteem of all in the community where he lived and died. He had proved himself dependable in 
advancing the religious activities and material progress of his section, and made friends of all with 
whom he came in contact. 

Final Rites For Henry T. BROWN 

Weekly Herald, Robersonville, NC, Wed., Oct. 21, 1936. 

Henry T. BROWN, 86, died at his home near here Thursday after an illness of 10 years' duration. Funeral 
services were held at the home Friday afternoon, with Rev. C. B. MASHBURN, pastor of the Farmville 
Christian church in charge. Rev. E. J. PERRY, pastor of the local Christian church, and Rev. E. C. SHOE, 
pastor of the Baptist church, paid tribute to the memory of the deceased. Burial was in the family cem- 
etery. Ten of Mr. BROWN'S grandsons acted as pall-bearers. The esteem in which he was held was 
attested by the unusually large crowd which, although confronted by a heavy downpour of rain, as- 
sembled to pay their final respects and by the numerous beautiful floral gifts presented by friends and 
relatives. Alexander and Rebecca BROWN, ancestors of Mr. BROWN, came to America from England in 
1760 and settled in New Jersey. Alexander served as a soldier in the Revolutionary War. Mr. BROWN'S 
grandparents emigrated to North Carolina in 1818 and made their home in Martin County. Mr. Brown 
was known as a good husband, father, neighbor and friend. He was unselfish in character and very 
charitable and loyal in his support of education. On November 30, 1871, he married Isabella 
WHICHARD, who died in 1879. Three children of this union survive, Mrs. G. T. JOHNSON, and Mrs. S. T. 
WOOLARD, of Robersonville, and C. H. Brown, of Rocky Mount. His second marriage in 1881 to Arsena 
WHICHARD was terminated by her death in 1895. Six children of this union survive: Mrs. Thomas 
HOUSE and Mrs. J. R. WINSLOW, of Robersonville; Mrs. Reuben TAYLOR, of Bethel; Mrs. M. H. 
NOBLES, of Greenville; J. T. BROWN, of Portsmouth; and Oscar BROWN, of Baltimore. On July 22, 1896, 
he married Lavenia MOORE. To this union was born one son, Raymond BROWN. Besides the widow and 
10 children he is survived by 28 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and 
friends. 



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W. K. WOOLARD Died At Home in Stokes 

Weekly Herald, Robersonville, NC, Wed., Jan. 1, 1936. 

Funeral services for W. K. WOOLARD, 78 year old prominent Stokes citizen, who died last Friday night, 
were conducted from the home Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment was made in the burying 
ground near the home. Services were conducted by Rev. Warren DAVIS, of Washington, a former pastor, 
and Rev. Mr. HUDSON, of Roanoke Rapids, present pastor of the deceased. Mr. WOOLARD, prominent 
and large land owner of the Stokes community, was a charter member of the Oak Grove Christian church. 
He had been a member of that church for approximately 60 years and was the oldest living member of the 
church. He served on the board of deacons for a number of years and took an active part in all affairs of 
the community and was highly respected by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Minnie 
Gertrude WOOLARD; one son, J. H. WOOLARD of Greenville; three daughters, Mrs. W. T. WARREN and 
Mrs. J. A. CRANDELL of Stokes, and Mrs. Brown HARDISON, of Aurora. 

J. K. ROSS Dies After Long Illness 

Weekly Herald, Robersonville, NC, Wed., June 30, 1937. 

J. K. ROSS, one of this section's oldest and most highly respected citizens, died at his home here early last 
Friday morning following a long period of declining health. He was confined to his bed for more than 
two weeks before his death, his conditions being critical during most of that time. Infirmities of age and 
complications contributed to his death. Mr. ROSS was the son of the late J. R. and Margaret E. ROSS, 
members of prominent Pitt County families. They moved to this county soon after their marriage many 
years ago and settled here. Mr. ROSS was born 78 years ago. For a long number of years he was engaged 
in the merchantile business here, but for some time prior to his death he devoted his time to farming. 
Despite his advanced age, he was unusually active until his health began to fail him several months ago. 
Although not a member of any church, he attended the Primitive Baptist services regularly, contributing 
freely and doing much work of a religious nature. He was widely and favorably known and held the high 
esteem of neighbors and numerous other friends throughout this section. Mrs. ROSS with one, Hugh 
ROSS, of Philadelphia, survives. He also leaves one brother, Mr. J. C. ROSS, the last of a family of eight 
children. Funeral services were conducted at the late home last Sunday afternoon at 2: 30 o'clock by Elder 
J. L. ROSS, of the Primitive Baptist church, and Rev. E. C. SHOE, local Baptist minister, and Rev. R. N. 
FITTS, of the Methodist church here. Interment was in the Whitfield cemetery, near here. 

Mrs. E. L. WILLIAMS Died Sunday 

Weekly Herald, Robersonville, NC, Wed., Feb. 5, 1936 

Mrs. Esther L. WILLIAMS, one of the county's oldest and most highly respected citizens, died at the 
home of her daughter, Mrs. Hyman WARREN, near here, Monday. Mrs. WILLIAMS was 85 years old, and 
infirmities of old age and complications caused her death. The daughter of the late Dandy DAVENPORT 
and wife, Mrs. WILLIAMS was born and reared in Pitt County, but had lived in this county for many 
years. Funeral services were conducted from the late home Tuesday afternoon by Rev. James M. PERRY, 
local minister. Burial followed in the family plot on the Lloyd WARREN farm. Mrs. WILLIAMS leaves 
two children, Mrs. WARREN and Basker BELL. She also leaves five grandchildren, 13 great-grandchil- 
dren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren. 



Fearful Crime Committed 

Washington Progress, Tues., Nov. 15, 1887. 

Mr. George VENTERS, living near the Beaufort county line in Pitt county, reports to the Reflector the 
details of a fearful crime committed near his home on Saturday night last. We clip from the above paper. 
"Fire was set to a house in which a colored man named George WILLIAMS was asleep. The man was not 
aroused until the house fell in on him, and though he managed to escape from the building he was so 
fearfully burned that he died Sunday. Suspicion of the burning pointed to Essex BEST, colored, and after 
being arrested he acknowledged setting fire to the house and said that Godfrey ELKS, a white man to 
whom the house belonged hired him to do the act. The house was insured, and BEST said that is why it 
was burned. He also said he thought the man eho was burned was off from home. ELKS and BEST are 
both under arrest. 



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Gum Swamp Free Will Baptist Church Member- 
ship Lists 



Two original membership lists from 1845 and 1851 for the Gum Swamp Free Will Baptist Church in Pitt 
County are found in Collection #3988, Rare Book, Manuscript, & Special Collections Library, William R. 
Perkins Library, Duke University, Durham, NC. Contributed by Allen Churchill. Bracketed notes are by 
the editor. It is interesting to note that the names appear in the same order in both lists and several 
women apparently got married by the second list. 

If 

1845 

"Meetting held at Gums wap on Saturday before the fourth Lord in June 1845 for the purpos of arrainging 
the Buisness of the Church the following members Covenanted Togeather under the former Rules of the 
free will Baptise Connexion to wit 



Elder RUFF 1 
Jos. S. BELL 2 
Benjamin POLLARD 3 
Robert PARKER 4 
Joshua HARRELL 5 
Godfrey STANCILL 6 
John MOORE 7 
William MAY 8 
Turner POLLARD 9 
Batson WHITUS 10 
R K HEARN 11 
H G PARKER 12 
Moses ROBERSON 13 
Theofilus BULLOCK 14 
William PARKER 15 
Jackson CORBIT 16 
Dred A WARREN 17 
John PROCTOR 18 
Gaskin HATTAWAY 19 
William S COBB 20 
Wilie BULLOCK 21 
Jesse RANDOPH 22 
Kinchin CLARK 23 



Marenda PARKER 6 

Holly COGGINS 7 

Louisa POLLARD 8 

Malinda NORRIS 9 [crossed out] 

Martha CARSON 10 

Lidia BRADY 11 

Jinny JENKINS 12 

Vinia MOORE 13 

Lotta POLLARD 14 

Margret STANCILL 15 

Absley LOACH 16 

Polley MAY 17 

Mary TEEL 18 

Elizabeth POLLARD 19 

Winny ME AX 20 

Fanny TEEL 21 

Sally WOMBLE 22 

Fanny SIKES 23 

Rutha TEEL 24 

Sarah WINDHAM 25 

Trisnice JOHNSON 26 

Fariby EDWARDS 27 

Phiby POLLARD 28 

Polly R TEEL 29 [crossed out] 

Rebecca BRILEY 29 

Polly POLLARD 30 

Francis A B ARNHILL 32 

Martha POLLARD 33 

Penettia TEEL 34 

Susan MOORE 35 



Nancy CLARK 1 [crossed out] 
Rebecca FULFORD 2 

M NORRIS 3 [crossed out] 

Margret POLLARD 4 
Sely M EAX 5 



Rufus K. HEARN 



Allen J. CORBET Eld 



Hardy G. PARKER 



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Polly RTEELL 36 
Elizabeth WARREN 37 
Alvana SPAIN 38 
Chrischanah SPAIN 39 
Susan ROBERSON 40 
Sally an FULFORD 41 [crossed out] 
Lusetta HEARN 42 
Martha LOACH 43 
Rachel STANCILL 44 
Matilda POLLARD 45 
Sarah Jane WOMBLE 46 
Elizabeth CLARK 47 [crossed out] 
Jane CLARK 48 [crossed out] 
Lueaser RANDOLPH 49 
Loueasor CLARK 49 [crossed out] 
Rebeccer BULLOCK 50 
Clary GUATNEY 51 
Elizabeth CORBIT 52 
Sally A BULLOCK 53 
Loueasor COBB 54 
Polly JOHNSON 53 
Arsinah RANDOLPH 54 
Saly an SPAIN 55 
Rutha WARREN 56 
Winny MATHIS 57 
Patsey SPAIN 58 
Patsy FULFORD 59 
Rebecer DAVIS 60 
Louisar MAYO 61 
Annah HATHAWAY 62 
Parmy CLARK 63 
the Church List that belongs at Gums wap Joseph S BELL CI" 

W 

1851 

"Meeting held at Gumswamp on Saturday before the fourth Lords day in December 1851 

For the purpos of arranging the business of the Church the following members Convened together under 

the former rules of the free will Baptist Cornection to wit 



Elder RUFF 1 [crossed out] 

Joseph. S BELL 2 

Benjamin POLLARD 3 

Robert PARKER 4 

Joshua HARREL 5 

John MOORE 6 [crossed out] 

William MAYO 7 

Turner POLLARD 8 

Batson WHITUS 9 

Rufus K HEARN 10 

Hardy G PARKER 11 

Moses ROBERSON 12 

Theofilus BULLOCK 13 

William PARKER 14 [crossed out] 



Rebecca FULFORD 1 

Margret POLLARD 2 

Sely MEEKS 3 

Maranda PARKER 4 

Holly COGGINS 5 

Louisa POLLARD 6 [crossed out] 

Matha CARSON 7 

Lidia BRADDY 8 

Jenny JENKINS 9 

Vina MOOR 10 

Lotta POLLARD 11 

Margret STANCILL 12 

Absley LOACH 13 

Polly MAYO 14 



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Allen J CORBIT 15 [crossed out] 

Dred A WARREN 16 

John PROCTOR 17 

Gaskin HATTERWAY 18 

William S COBB 19 [crossed out] 

Wiley BULLOCK 20 [crossed out] 

Jesse RANDOPH 21 

Kinchin CLARK 22 

William RANDOLPH 23 [crossed out] 

James A CLARK 24 

John CLARK 25 

Richard M MOOR 26 [crossed out] 
Bithel COGGIN 27 
William A WOMBLE 28 
Benjamin TEEL 29 
Enock POLLARD 30 
Featherston SPAIN 31 . 
Henry STANCILL 32 
Moses TEEL 33 
Joseph BRADDY 34 



Mary TEEL 15 

Elizabeth POLLARD 16 

Winny MEAKS 17 [crossed out] 

Fanny TEEL 18 

Sarah WOMBLE 19 

Fanny SIKES 20 [crossed out] 

Rutha TEEL 21 

Sarah WINDHAM 22 

Trisnia JOHNSON 23 

Ferby EDWARDS 24 

Phiby POLLARD 25 

Rebecer BRILEY 26 

Polly POLLARD 27 

Francis A B ARNHILL 28 

Martha POLLARD 29 

Fenettia TEEL 30 

Susan MEEKS 31 

Mary R TEEL 32 [crossed out] 

Elizabeth WARREN 33 

Alvania SPAIN 34 [crossed out] 

Chrischana SPAIN 35 [crossed out] 

Susan ROBERSON 36 

Sally an BULLOCK 37 

Lusetta HEARN 38 

Martha LOACH 39 

Rachel STANCILL 40 

Matilda POLLARD 41 

Sarah J WOMBLE 42 

Elizabeth CORBIT 43 [crossed out] 

Loueaser RANDOLPH 44 [crossed out] 

Loueasor COBB 45 [crossed out] 

Rebeccer BULLOCK 46 

Clary GUARTNEY 47 

Arcena RANDOLPH 48 

Saly an SPAIN 49 

Rutha WARREN 50 [crossed out] 

Winny MATHIS 51 

Patsey SPAIN 52 

Patsey FULFORD 53 

Rebecer DAVIS 54 

Louiser MAYO 55 

Annan HATTERWAY 56 

Parma CLARK 57 

Jane CLARK 58 

Gracy STATON 59 

S SPAIN 57 [crossed out] 

Alvania BULLOCK 57 
Arcena RANDOLPH 58 
Mary R CORBIT 60 [crossed out] 
Susan N AURIS 61 

Anza MOOR [crossed out] BRADLEY 62 
Luizer CLARK 63 
Bithe SPENCER 64 
Susan DELOACH 65 



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Elizabeth POLLARD 66 
Elassa MOOR 67 
Rebecer CLARK 67 
Polly DELOACH 68 
Polly COGGINS 69 
Army CLARK 70 
Jane TEEL 71 [crossed out] 
Sally LATHAM 72 
Melvina POLLARD 73 
MargretJSPAnM74 
Jilian PRIGGIN 75 
Sally PARKER 76 
Sally SPAIN 77 
Chrischana JACKSON 77 
Lurania MOOR 78 
Susan MOOR 79 
Sary M [crossed out]' 



Jolly Old Field and Centresville. 

New Bern Weekly Journal, Nov. 6, 1884 



Johnson's Mills, Oct. 28, 1884. 

Mr. Editor: — I will in this letter give you my promised 
sketch of Jolly Old Field and Centresville. 

The first impression on hearing the name of Jolly Old 
Field is that some time in the past this has been a place of 
public resort and that a jolly good time was had, hence the 
name. Tradition hath it though, that the lands were once 
owned by a man by the name of JOLLY, from which the 
name is taken. 

Jolly Old Field is the most important of any of the land- 
ings on the Neuse or Moccasin rivers excepting Kinston and 
probably Snow Hill, more produce being shipped from here 
and good received in return than an any of the other on the 
rivers with the exceptions named. 

The Neuse and Trent River Steamboat Company have 
built, at considerable expense, a large and commodious 
warehouse and wharf at this place and I hear that the "Red 
Line," as it is usually called, intend in the near future to 
build a warehouse at this place for the convenience of their 
customers. 

Mr. J. E. SPIER and Major SMITH are the merchants at 
this place, the latter dealing in "appetizers," exclusively, 
while the former keeps a nice little selection of groceries, 
with the "appetizers," also. 

The writer saw, a few years ago, a gentleman on a tour 
of inspection in the interest of the W. & W. Railroad who 
told him that if the Neuse was navigable for steamers to the 
mouth of Moccasin river his company would build a branch 
road to the mouth of said river. Such is now the case, for 
although we are in the midst of one of the driest spells we 
have had for a number of years, the boats make their regu- 
lar trips to Jolly Old Field. Gentlemen, we are now ready 
for your railroad, and you could hardly find a more pro- 
ductive country than it would pass through. 

Two miles north of Jolly Old Field is Centresville, a 
handsome little town of fifty or sixty inhabitants, with two 



general supply stores, one drug store and one millinery 
store, a steam gin and carriage shop. The Disciples have 
a beautiful church in the village, proper, while near by 
the Episcopalians have a very nice church. 

The merchants in Centresville do a very extensive 
business, one of them, Mr. J. W. QUINERLY, buying cot- 
ton to the amount of 150 bales last season, besides a large 
quantity of rice and other products of the farm. I don't 
know the amount of produce handled by J. P. QUINERLY 
& Co., but suffice to say it is considerable. Dr. William 
BEST has long been the practicing physician for the vil- 
lage and surrounding country. He has lately associated 
with him Dr. Benjamin Best in the practice of medicine 
and pharmacology. 

The Centresville Male and Female Academy is lo- 
cated near this place. This school is now thoroughly es- 
tablished and under the management at present of Mr. J. 
D. MILLER, a graduate of the University of North Caro- 
lina. Its fifth session opened last August with an atten- 
dance of about eighty students. Near the Academy is the 
general supply store of Mr. Fred HARDING who is an 
experience merchant, having been engaged in the busi- 
ness for a long time. At Hanrahan's, four miles above, a 
little place just building into villagehood is a general sup- 
ply store, steam gin and grist mill, flour mill, etc. 

Near the latter place is the vineyard of Mr. Warren 
McLAWHORN. This, though an infant industry with Mr. 
McLAWHORN, is paying him a handsome profit, and I 
predict but the entering wedge to a more extended grape 
culture in the near future. Mr. McLAWHORNhas samples 
of his wine on exhibition at the Exposition. 

All these places of business enumerated in this and 
my first letter ship their produce and get their supplies 
via Jolly Old Field and in a low stage of the water as at 
present the merchants of Hookerton, Scuffleton and Snow 
Hill do likewise. — J. 



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Bible Records 



Whichcot White Bible 

This bible, date and publisher unknown, was owned by Mrs. W. H. Deppe of Pollocksville, NC and 
transcribed by Tucker R. Littleton of Swansboro, NC in 1961. Contributed by Roger Kammerer.. 

Marriages 

Whichcot White married Rachel Swan January 9, 1820. 

Whichcot White married Cassandra White June 15, 1828. 

LeRoy M. White married Sarah W. Simmons on December 22 1842. 

Richard T. Berry married Mary F. White on March 10, 1857. 

Edward Thomas Berry married Susan Jasper Rue on October 10, 1883. 

Florence E. Berry married Walter Fulford on March 26, 1890. 

E. J. White married Mary C. Berry May 20, 1926. 

Births 

Whichcot White, son of Nancy and Whichcot White, was born November 24, 1793. 
Rachel Swan, daughter of Elizabeth and Ephriam Swan, was born November 2, 1795. 
Cassandra White, daughter of James A. White, was born March 17, 1802. 
Le Roy M.White, son of Rachel and Whichcot White, was born November 12, 1820. 
Reubin Thomas White, son of Rachel and Whichcot White, was born January 26, 1824. 
Sarah Ann, daughter of Mary F. and Richard T. Berry, died July 30, 1861. 

Samuel Chapman, son of Mary F. and Richard T. Berry, died in Graham, N. C, on July 22, 1863. 
James, son of Mary F. and Richard T. Berry, died in Graham, N. C, on August 5, 1864. 
Whichcot White, son of Nancy and Whichcot White, died 1868. 
James Berry, son of Mary F. and Richard T. Berry, was born March 8, 1861. 

Samuel Chapman, son of Mary F. and Richard T. Berry, was born in Graham, N. C. on November 19, 1860. 

Mary C. Berry, daughter of Mary F. and Richard T. Berry, was born November 30, 1864. 

Florence E. Berry, daughter of Mary F. and Richard T. Berry, was born in New Bern, N. C. on November 2, 

1866. 

Edward Thomas White, son of Cassandra and Whichcot White, was born January 1, 1837. 

Lewis White, son of Nancy and Whichcot White, was born May 31, 1798. 

Edward Thomas Berry, son of Mary F. and Richard T. Berry, was born February 6, 1858. 

Sarah Wadsworth Simmons, daughter of Sarah and William Simmons, was born February 15, 1827. 

Nancy Morris White, daughter of Thomas White, was born October 2, 1834. 

Rachel Francis White, daughter of Nancy and LeRoy White, born February 4, 1851. 

Sarah Ann Berry, of Mary F. and Richard T. Berry, was born November 17, 1859. 

Deaths 

Rachel, wife of Whichcot White, died February 26, 1826. 

Reubin Thomas White, son of Rachel and Whichcot White, died December 12, 1823. 

Haywood Oliver White, son of Rachel and Whichcot White, died February 5, 1824. 

Edward S. S. White, son of Rachel and Whichcot White, died August 8, 1825. 

Edward Thomas White, son of Cassandra and Whichcot White, died September 27, 1834. 

Sarah W. White, wife of LeRoy White, died March 4, 1844. 

Lewis White, son of Nancy and Whichcot White, died August 10, 1851. 

Thomas White, son of Nancy and Whichcot White, died November 2, 1841. 

Cassandra White, wife of Whichcot White, died August 18, 1867. 



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The J. H. Stocks Bible 

This bible, Hertzel's New Stanadard Alphabetically Indexed Bible, was published in 1924 in Chicago by 
the John A. Hertzel Company. The bible is owned by Mrs. Margarite Stocks Sutton of Ayden, NC. Con- 
tributed by Brenda Davis Stocks. 



Name 


Date of Birth 


Date of Marriage 


Date of Death 


J. H. Stocks 


Sept. 8, 1874 


Mar. 1900 


June 11, 1953 


Pet Stocks (Cox) 


October 22, 1876 


Mar. 1900 


April 18, 1941 


Eddie Lee Cox 


April 31, 1899 






Elva Stox 


Dec. 29, 1901 






Elizabeth Stox 


Feb. 5, 1903 






Luther Stox 


Jan. 25, 1904 


Nov. 1928 




Lathan Stox 


Dec. 22, 1905 


Nov. 1929 




Herman Stox 


Dec. 27, 1907 


Oct. 24, 1932 




Eula Stocks 


Nov. 7, 1910 


Dec. 1928 




L. Marie Stox 


Jan. 13, 1912 






Clara Stox 


Feb. 22, 1913 






Adell Stox 


April 13, 1915 






Pauline Stox 


July 3, 1917 






Jean Stox 


Jan. 3, 1919 






Wilmer L. Stox 


Aug. 2, 1920 






Jessie Cox 


Aug. 22, 1896 




Nov. 30/21 


Infant Daug. 


Sept. 1909 




Sept. 1909 


Margarite 


Born Feb. 27, 1933 







The Jesse? Noble Slave Record 

From the vertical file, NC Archives: Pitt Co., 1828-1864. Copied and contributed by Roger Kammerer. 
Documents such as this are of immense importance to black genealogy, and very difficult to locate. 

Simon was born 7th September 1837 

Ann's children: 

Meriah was born 1st July 1828 

Violet was born 7th March 1830 

Caroline was born 12th May 1832 

Elive or Eline? was born 14th November 1833 

Daniel was born 3rd December 1835 

Hannah was born 4th December 1837 

Reuben was born 27th September (Friday) 1839 

Arch was born 10th November 1840 Tuesday mom 

Hollon was born 2nd October 1842 Sunday Evening 

Susan was born 5th August 1844 Monday 

John was born Friday 24th July 1846 

Hariet was born Sunday night 9th April 1848 

Jim May was born Thursday 16th May 1850 

Bill was born 13th December 1835 

Sam was born 18th November 1838. Sunday 



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Grizel's children: 

Betsy Jane was born 13th April 1842 

Mary Ann was born Sunday 25th February 1844 

Charles was born 9th January 1849 Tuesday 

Martha was born 7th June 1853 Tuesday 

Ben was born 17th August 1855 Friday 

Sam was born 25th April 1857 Saturday 

Sidney was born 24th July 1859. Sunday night 

Violet's children: 

York was born 24th May 1845 Saturday night 

Amanda was born 22 November 1846 Sunday 

Bryan was born 29th July 1848 Saturday 

Joe was born 12th February 1850 Tuesday 

Julia Ann was born 22nd December 1851 Monday 

dead Lewis was born 24th April 1843 Sunday 
Alice was born 31st March 1855 Saturday 
Nancy was born 11th April 1857 Saturday 

dead Adaline was born 15th September 1859 Thursday 

Luvany was born Wednesday morning 24th Oct. 1860 
Lewis was born Saturday night 13th September 1862 

Hannah's children: 

Daniel was born 4th September 1858 (Saturday) 
Heneretta was born 4th January 1860 (Friday) 
Rigdon was born friday 15th January 1864 

Esther's children: 

Lewis born 15th Sept. 1851 (in Pitt) 

Frances was born 6th December 1852 (in Brunswick) 

William was born 23rd August 1856 (in Brunswick) 

dead Ella was born 25th June 1859 (Saturday) Pitt 

Lizzie was born 1 of Oct. 1860 (Monday night 8 o clock) 

Susan's children's ages — 

George was born Tuesday morning 29th Nov. 1859 
Stephen was born Saturday night 29th March 1862 

Harriets children: 

Louisa was born Sunday 28 December 1862 
Sarah was born Friday 12th February 1864 

Jane's children's ages — 

Gaston was born (Sunday) 27th January 1861 

Mary Ann's children — 

dead Shade was born Wednesday morning 19th Feb. 1862 

Mary Eda was born Wednesday morning 25th March 1863 

Amanda's children — 

Dick was born 8th March 1863 (Sunday Evening) 



James Reuben Ross Bible 

These records were printed in the Enterprise, "Tobacco Edition/' Williamston, NC, 1969. At that time the 
Bible was in the possession of Mrs. W. C. (Delia Ross) James of Greenville, Pitt Co., now deceased. James 
Reuben Ross was born and reared in Pitt County, but moved to Martin Co., NC. Contributed by Elizabeth 
Ross. 

James R. Ross, born December 17, 1828, died December 4, 1900 

Margaret Coburn Ross, born June 1, 1832, died June 15, 1906 

William B. Ross, born October 17, 1853 

Margaret E. Ross, born March 15, 1856 

James K. Ross, born March 6, 1859 

Stephen L. Ross, born February 18, 1861 

Samuel H. Ross, born July 10, 1863 

Harriett C. Ross, born March 6, 1869 

John L. Ross, born February 20, 1866 

John T. Ross, born April 28, 1872 

Marriages 

James R. Ross and Margaret Ross, his wife, were married November 16, 1852 

John T. Ross and wife, Minnie, were married on December 29, 1909, at 4:00 o'clock p.m. The Rev. M. T. 
Lawrence officiated and it was a cold day. 

Births 

James R. Ross was born December 17, 1828 
Margaret Ross, his wife, was born June 1, 1832 

John T. Ross and Minnie: 

Margeret and Hattie Ross, daughters of John and Minnie Ross, born September 11, 1910 
Delia U. Ross, born February 4, 1914 
Minnie Ross, born July 4, 1886 

[Note: the following 7 entries are duplications] 

William B. Ross, son of above parents, was born October 17, 1863 

James K. Ross was born March 6, 1859 

Stephen L. Ross was born February 7, 18 

Samuel H. Ross was born July 10, 1863 
John L. Ross was born February 20, 1866 
Harriett C. Ross was born March 6, 1869 
John T. Ross was born April 28, 1872 

Deaths 

After an illness of one month, J. R. Ross died December 4, 1900, at 10:00 a.m. Buried in family graveyard 
at his place of abode December 5 at 3:00 p.m. Services were held at grave by Elder J. D. Roberson, a 
Primitive Baptist divine. 

Maggie E. Ross, wife of S. L. Ross, died July 29, 1903, at 11:00 o'clock a.m. Funeral service by M. T. 
Lawrence on July 30, 1:00 p.m. Buried the same day at family graveyard of W. G. Whitfield, her father. 

S. H. Ross died February 16, 1904, at 3:00 p.m. Buried February 17. Services at grave by Mc. R. [P.?] Smith. 

Margaret C. Ross, wife of J. R. Ross, died June 15, 1906. Buried in family graveyard on June 16. Service at 
the grave by M. P. Smith, with all his children present. 

W. B. Ross died fourth 



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Vines -Tyson Family Bible 

This bible, Daniel D. Smith Stereotype Edition, was published in 1820. This record was originally tran- 
scribed by George Fitts Tyson, Jr. Contributed via the internet by Judith Stell. Bracketed notes are by the 
editor. [Corrections later submitted by Ms. Stell have been made in this copy] 

Marriages 

Samuel Vines & Mary Mays was married Mar 16, 1802 
John King and Allie Vines was married Feb 13, 1823 
Jacob Horn & Salley Vines was married Dec 18, 1828 
James Wilkes & Nancy Vines was married Oct 29, 1829 
Isaac Horn & Patsey Vines was married Jan 13, 1830 
Lemuel Tison & Elizah Vines was married Oct 6, 1830 
Jefsey Taylor & Betsey Vines was married Feb 27, 1830 
James F. Williams & Clarey Vines was married Aug 25, 1836 
Thomas J. Bulloc & Ann Vines was married Nov 17, 1836 
Joshua Bullock & Emley Vines was married Nov 19, 1840 
William J. Laughinghous & Ann Bullock was married Mar 27, 1845 
Samuel Vines & Nancey Briley was married Feb 20, 1844 
Samuel V. Tyson & Dicie Johnston was married Jan 14, 1864 

Samuel Richard Tyson born Nov 12, 1871 married Carrie M. Fitts born Jul 31, 1879 daughter of Mr. & Mrs. 

George C. Fitts 
Samuel V. Tyson died Oct 4, 1898 

George Fitts Tyson son of Samuel Richard Tyson and Carrie Fitts Tyson born Nov 29, 1897 in Nashville, NC 
Deaths 

Salley Vines, daughter of Sam & Vellery [MaryJVines died Oct 13, 1819 
Adaline Vines daughter of Sam & Vellery [Mary]Vines died Oct 23, 1821 
Girl Child daughter of Samuel Vines & Mary died Oct 21, 1825 
Robert Williams Vines son of Samuel & Mary died Aug 9, 1827 
Mary Vines wife of Samuel Vines died Oct 17, 1846 

Nancy Wilkerson of J.R Wilkerson daughter of Samuel & Mary Vines died Oct 26, 1853 

Clarey Williams wife of James Williams, formerly Clarey Vines died Nov 8, 1857 

W.J. Tyson died Aug 30, 1896 at age 47 years 9 mos 

Thomas Jefferson Bullock died Jul 3, 1840 husband of Ann our daughter 

John King died Jun 15, 1845, who was husband of Allie our daughter 

Lemuel Tison died Sep 6, 1860 husband of our daughter Eliza 

Samuel Vines died May 19, 1863 at 88 yrs of age 

Eliza Tyson died Sep 8, 1872, wife of Lemuel Tyson, age 61 yrs, 7 mos. 23 days 
Lemuel Tyson died Feb 15, 1873 son of Lemuel and Eliza Tyson, age 29 yrs, 9 days 
Dicie Tyson died Aug 29, 1894, age 56 yrs, 9 mos, 19 days, wife of Sam Tyson 

Births 

Samuel Vines was born Aug 20, 1775 
Mary Vines was born Oct 10, 1780 
Name & Ages of Their Children: 
Allie Vines was born Apr 17, 1803 
Nancy Vines was born Jul 27, 1804 
Salley Vines was born Apr 7, 1806 
Polley Vines was born Dec 28, 1807 
Patsey S. Vines was born Apr 27, 1809 
Elizah Vines was born Jan 16, 1811 
Robert Williams Vines born Jul 31, 1812 



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Elizabeth Vines was born Mar 21, 1814 
Clary Vines was born Nov 19, 1815 
Ann Vines was born Jun 20, 1817 
Samuel Vines was born Feb 15, 1819 
Emily Vines 

Adaline Vines twins was born Aug 10, 1821 Anno Domini 
Girl Child was born Sep 29, 1825 

Thomas Jefferson Bullock son of Thomas J. Bullock & Ann Vines Bullock his widow was born Mar 4, 1841 

Mary Tyson was born Nov 5, 1831 

Allen Tyson was born Sep 11, 1833 

Sherron Tyson was born Jul 7, 1835 

Samuel V. Tyson was born May 16, 1837 

Martha Tyson was born Apr 14, 1839 

Joel Tyson was born Mar 11, 1841 

Lemuel Tyson was born Mar 11, 1846 

William Tyson was born Nov 24, 1848 

Samuel V. Tyson b. May 16, 1837 
Dicie his wife b. Nov 11, 1837 
1st child Mary Adlade Tyson b. Oct 22, 1864 
2nd child Dicie Olivia Tyson b. Feb 6, 1866 
3rd child William Henry Tyson b. Nov 7, 1867 
4th child Eliza Absley Tyson b. May 11, 1869 
5th child Samuel Richard Tyson b. Nov 12, 1871 
6th child Charles Robber Tyson b. Jul 19, 1874 
7th child John Waller Tyson b. Oct 28, 1876 



Johnsons Mills Items. 

New Bern Weekly Journal, May 17, 1883. 

Excursion of the colored people on the steamer Neuse to New Berne to attend the decora- 
tion exercises. 

Frank BELL, the village blacksmith, presented the town with a book to record its court 
proceedings. 

The late residence of Sam'l. SMITH, dec'd., near Centreville, was sold last Monday at the 
Court Hoouse door in Greenville by his Administrator for $1,325. 

The farmers are badly behind with their operations. A good many have failed to get a 
stand of rice on account of sorry seed and are plowing up the land to plant again. 

Bell's Ferry held its first municipal election last Monday Ten votes were cast, one colored. 
F M. PITTMAN was elected Mayor, A. F. PITTMAN, W. B. HELLEN and Josh MANNING 
town commissioners. 

Mr. A. W. ALLEN, a graduate of Chapel hill, is conducting a good school at Centreville 
Academy, The school will close on the 23d of this month with an address on education by Mr. 
Geo. WILSON of Kinston College. 

The steamer Trent had proposed to give the whites an excursion to New Berne the 1 st inst., 
but failed to put in an appearance for causes best known to the managers. Capt. IPOCK, of the 
Cutler, took the crowd down as far as the Cowpen landing. The boat was so badly crowded 
there was very little enjoyment. The Commodore was badly frightened for fear the crowd 
would upset the boat. He said he would have given $50.00 to have been back home. I heard 
that Capt. IPOCK remarked to Capt. SMITH of the Trent, that he took on his excursion party 
and SMITH told him he was welcome to them for him. 



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New Members 2001 



Frank Barrow 

1366 Forest Acres Dr., Greenville, NC 27834 
Surname: BARROW 

Charlotte Beck 

3176 Marshland Dr., Rocky Mount, NC 27803 (252) 985-1424 <cvbeck@netzero.net> 
Surnames: ADAMS, FORNES, MCLAWHORN, WIGGINS 

Clara Forbes Clark 

302 A. Summitt St., Greenville, NC 27858 (252) 752-6250 
Surnames: FORBES 

Lawrence A. Cobb 

3101 Chaparral, Greenville, TX 

Surname: COBB 

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250 Sunrise Rd., Rocky Mount, VA (540) 484-1692 <pcollins@cablenet-va.com> 
Surnames: MOYE, PARKER 

William L. Cox 

6441 Boss McLawhorn Rd., Grifton, NC 28530 
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105 Hollyberry Ct, Simpsonville, SC 29681 (864) 963-1580 <ellisonj@gte.net> 
Surnames: HARRIS, HADDOCK, PARAMORE, SIMMONS, SMITH 

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P. O. Box 4025, Calabash, NC 28467 (910) 579-0220 
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Queries 



Does anyone have any information on the ancestry of David ROACH, Sr., Rev. soldier of Pitt County and 

Charles ROACH, Sr., Rev. soldier of Craven County? Were they brothers? Who was their father? Are they 

descendants of Nicholas ROACH, who owned a lot in Bath, NC in 1710? 

J. A. L. MILLER; 7912-H, Harris Hill Lane, Charlotte, NC 28269-0704 (704-549-5666) 

<Jalmillerjr@att.net> 



I am seeking information on George FREEMAN (1883-1958) who md. Dora SUTTON (1888-1983). Dora 
was the daughter of Benjamin Franklin SUTTON (b. 1853) and his wife, Molcey Ann LEWIS (1857-1942). 
Benjamin Franklin SUTTON was the son of Jesse SUTTON (b. 1815) and Penelope SMITH. Jesse SUTTON 
was the son of Thomas SUTTON. Penelope SMITH was the daughter of Joshua SMITH (b. 1795) and 
Winaford . They all lived in Pitt County. 

Charlotte S. BROOKS; 4006 Tanglewood Tr,. Chesapeake, VA 23325 (757-420-6618) 
<cbrooks4112@aol.com> 



I am seeking the ancestors and parents of Azariah MCAFEE (b. ca. 1793) who md. Jane ASHBY, dau. of 
Halafax ASHBY and Jane HUDSON. Azariah served in the War of 1812 and had 17 siblings: Thomas 
MCAFEE (d. Sept. 1846) md. Elizabeth MCREE; Catherine MCAFEE md. William COLLINS; Nancy 
MCAFEE md. Isaac MILLER; James MCAFEE; John MCAFEE (d. Aug. 1852); Penelope MCAFEE md. 
John CARPENTER; Luke MCAFEE (d. 1836); Sariah MCAFEE md. James SIMMS; Nathan MCAFEE (d. 

1832) md. Martha ; Jessy MCAFEE, Isaac MCAFEE (d. 1840) md. Elizabeth ; Ezekial MCAFEE 

(d. 1848) md. Mary FAULKNER; William MCAFEE; Temperance MCAFEE md. James A. GOTCHER; 
Nettie Caroline MCAFEE. I wonder if their parents were William MCAFEE and Karen Hoppick 
CHANDLER? 

Lawrence K. MCAFEE; 12159 Huntington Park Street, Houston, TX 77000-3121 (281-495-4448) 
<Lawmcafe@aol.com> 



I am seeking information on the family of Charles Coachworth CANNON of Pitt County. I am also 
seeking to find out the maiden name of Argent who md. in 1845 to William C. CANNON. Argent, b. ca. 
1825, was apparently married before since she had two children in the 1850 Census, Nancy and Council, 

II and 8 years old. 

Dollie C. DAVIS; 1364 Point Caswell Rd., Atkinson, NC 28421 (910-283-5851) 
<DollieDRN@cs.com> 



I am looking for the descendants of Willoughby ADAMS. I have information on Willoughby's two sons, 
Blount ADAMS and Abram ADAMS. Were there other siblings? Willoughby's grandson was J. L. ADAMS 

(md. Mary L. ). J. L. ADAM'S son was William (Bill) Dennis ADAMS (md. 1907 to Maggie Nora 

MCLAWHORN). Maggie Nora MCLAWHORN (1880-1949) was the daughter of Jerry N. MCLAWHORN 
and Sarah Virginia COX. Sarah Virginia COX (1870-1941) was the dau. of Jesse COX and Sarah HARDEE. 
Jerry N. MCLAWHORN was the son of Jonathan MCLAWHORN and Sukie WORTHINGTON. 
Charlotte BECK; 3176 Marshland Dr., Rocky Mt., NC 27803 <CVBeck@netzero.net> 



I am seeking the name of the wife of the David SMITH, b. ca. 1750, d. after 1807, who were the parents of 
Henry SMITH b. ca. 1780. 

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Coxville Items 

New Bern Weekly Journal, Sept. 20, 1883 

Martha NELSON, col., one of the many great grandchildren of Bettie WINGATE, 
died on the 10th inst. in Swift creek township, leaving one child, which is only one 
of the many great great grandchildren of Bettie WINGATE's in existence. 



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Index 



NOTE: NAMES OFTEN APPEAR MORE THAN ONCE ON A PAGE. 



Adams 31 

Adams, Abram 32 

Adams, Blount 32 

Adams, J. L 32 

Adams, Mary L. 32 

Adams, William(Bill) Dennis 32 

Adams, Willoughby 32 

Albritton, Burton G 16 

Allen, A. W. 30 

Anderson, John 12 

Andrews 31 

Andrews, William 6 

Armstrong, Caswell 12 

Armstrong, James/Jas., Col. 11, 12, 13 

Ashby, Halavax 32 

Ashby, Jane 32 

Averett, William H 15 

Averitt, Starling 14, 15 

Bagnel, Benjamin 8 

Ballard, Joseph L 15 

Barnhill, Francis A 21, 23 

Baron de Cartier de Marchienne 18 

Barrow 31 

Barrow, Frank 31 

Beck, Charlotte 31, 32 

Bell, Basker 20 

Bell, Frank 30 

Bell, James M 16 

Bell, Jos. S/Joseph. S 21, 22 

Bell, Joseph S 22 

Bernard, William A 18 

Berry, Edward Thomas 25 

Berry, Florence E 25 

Berry, James 25 

Berry, Mary C 25 

Berry, Mary F. 25 

Berry, Richard T 25 

Berry, Samuel Chapman 25 

Berry, Sarah Ann 25 

Best, Benjamin 24 

Best, Essex 20 

Best, William 24 

Blackwell, J A 12 

Blackwell, Jacob A 12 

Blackwell, Mrs 18 

Blandiford, Polly 14 

Blount, Agnes, Mrs 18 

Blount, D. L., Mr. and Mrs 18 

Blount, Joseph 12, 13 

Blount, Reading S 6 

Blount, Reading 7 



Blount, Richard Edward 18 

Boykin, Charles 9 

Braddy, Joseph 23 

Bradley, Anza 23 

Brady/ Braddy, Lidia 21, 22 

Braxton, Elias 3 

Braxton, Felix 3 

Brice, William the Younger 1 

Brice, William 1, 2, 3 

Briley 31 

Briley, Mrs 6 

Briley, Nancey 29 

Briley, Rebecca /Rebecer 21, 23 

Briley, W. J 6 

Brooks, Charlotte S 32 

Brown, Alexander 19 

Brown, Henry T 19 

Brown, J. T 19 

Brown, John S 15 

Brown, Oscar 19 

Brown, Raymond 19 

Brown, Rebecca 19 

Bruten/Bruton, Joseph, Jur 14 

Bulloc, Thomas J 29 

Bullock, Alvania 23 

Bullock, Ann Vines 30 

Bullock, Ann 29 

Bullock, Joshua 29 

Bullock, Rebeccer 22, 23 

Bullock, Sally A/an 22, 23 

Bullock, Theofilus 21, 22 

Bullock, Thomas J 30 

Bullock, Thomas Jefferson 29, 30 

Bullock, Wilie/Wiley 21, 23 

Burnett, William H 15 

Butler, Thomas 1 

Butt, J. L., Mrs 13 

Cain, Robert J 1 

Cannon, Argent 32 

Cannon, Charles Coachworth 32 

Cannon, Council 32 

Cannon, Nancy 32 

Cannon, Nathaniel 9 

Cannon, William C 32 

Caroway, Joseph 6 

Carraway, Gertrude 4 

Carroll 31 

Carson, Jane 19 

Carson, Martha/Matha 21, 22 

Chandler, Karen Hoppick 32 

Chapman, John 4 



Churchill, Allen 5, 21 

Clark, Army 24 

Clark, Clara Forbes 31 

Clark, Elizabeth 22 

Clark, Elvira 15 

Clark, James A 23 

Clark, James E(dgar) 15 

Clark, James S./Jas. S 15, 16 

Clark, Jane 22, 23 

Clark, John 23 

Clark, Kinchin 21, 23 

Clark, Loueasor/Luizer 22, 23 

Clark, Nancy 21 

Clark, Parmy/ Parma 22, 23 

Clark, Rebecer 24 

Clark, William E 15 

Clark, Yydian, Mrs 19 

Cobb 31 

Cobb, Lawrence A 31 

Cobb, Loueasor 22, 23 

Cobb, William S 21, 23 

Coggin, Bithel 23 

Coggins, Holly 21, 22 

Coggins, Polly 24 

Collins, Patrick 31 

Collins, William 32 

Conner, James 5 

Conner, Rosanna 5 

Cooper, N. D 17 

Cooper, Nashville 18 

Corbet/Corbit, Allen J 21, 23 

Corbett, John 8 

Corbit, Elizabeth 22, 23 

Corbit, Jackson 21 

Corbit, Mary R 23 

Council, Thomas 9 

Cox 31 

Cox, Eddie Lee 26 

Cox, Jesse 32 

Cox, Jessie 26 

Cox, Sarah Virginia 32 

Cox, William L 31 

Crandell, J. A., Mrs 20 

Crawford, James 9 

Crawford, John 9 

Crummey Martin 5 

Dancy G. A 15, 18 

Dancy, Jas. Jno 16 

Daniel, Josiah 6 

Daniel, Lanier 6 

Davenport, Archie, Mrs 19 



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Davenport, Dandy 20 

Davis, Dollie C 32 

Davis, J., Mrs 18 

Davis, Rebecer 22, 23 

Davis, Warren, Rev. 20 

Deloach, Polly 24 

Deloach, Susan 23 

Dennis, Rutha 10 

Dennis, Skilton 10 

Deppe, W. H., Mrs 25 

Desesgualx deNolet, Refugio 

Henriette, Mme 18 

Downs 31 

Dunn 1, 2 

Eaton, J. H 13 

Ebnr. Slade 5 

Eborn, Benjamin F. 6 

Edwards, Fariby/Ferby 21, 23 

Elks, Godfrey 20 

Ellis, George 3 

Ellis, Herbert 3 

Ellis, Lottie 3 

Ellison, Janie 31 

Eulalla, H. R. H. the Infanta 18 

Evans 31 

Evans, Alexander 12, 13 

Evans, Richard 12, 13 

Faulkner, Mary 32 

Fitts, Carrie M 29 

Fitts, George C 29 

Fitts, R. N., Rev. 20 

Fleming, Emily, Mrs 13 

Fleming, Heber 6 

Fleming, Ivey 6 

Fleming, Ivy 13 

Fleming, Leonidas 6 

Fleming, Mrs 13 

Fleming, William J 6 

Forbes 31 

Fornes 31 

Freeman, George 32 

Fulford, Patsy/Patsey 22, 23 

Fulford, Rebecca 21, 22 

Fulford, Sally an 22 

Fulford, Walter 25 

Gainer, Barsheba 5 

Gainer, Edmund 5, 6 

Gainer, James, Jur. 5 

Gainer, Joseph 5, 6 

Gainer, Mary S 5 

Gainer, Rebecca 5 

Gainer, Sarah 5 

Gainer, Susannah 5 



Gainer, William 6 

Godley, Annie, Miss 18 

Gorham, Edwin 6 

Gotcher, James A 32 

Guatney/Guartney, Clary 22, 23 

Gurganus, Robert 6 

Gurney, Ola 31 

Haddock 31 

Haddock, Jesse 9 

Hancock, William 8 

Hardee 31 

Hardee, Abraham 9 

Hardee, Isaac 16 

Hardee, James 16 

Hardee, John 16 

Hardee, Sarah 32 

Hardee, Tony Dale 31 

Harding, Fred 24 

Harding, H 18 

Hardison, Brown, Mrs 20 

Hardy, Abraham 7 

Harrell, Joshua 21, 22 

Harrington, Henry 17 

Harrington, James 8 

Harris 31 

Harris, Ed 18 

Harriss, Thomas 1, 2 

Hathaway/Hatterway, Annah .. 22, 23 
Hattaway/Hatterway, Gaskin .. 21, 23 

Hatton, Arden 17 

Hearn, Lusetta 22, 23 

Hearn, R K/Rufus K 21, 22 

Hellen, W. B 30 

Helling, William 9 

Hill, Mattie 32 

Hodges, James 6 

Horn, Isaac 29 

Horn, Jacob 29 

House, Thomas, Mrs 19 

Hoyt, Goold 13 

Hudson, Jane 32 

Hudson, Rev. Mr. 20 

Hutus, Elisabeth 14 

Hyman 31 

Inloe, Captain 12 

Ipock, Capt 30 

Irvin, Mr 10 

Jackson, Chrischana 24 

Jackson, Jesse L 3 

Jenkins, Ben 19 

Jenkins, Delia 15 

Jenkins, Jinny /Jenny 21, 22 

Jenkins, Mary 15 



Jenkins, Wm. S. (or A.) 15, 16 

Johnson, Adelaide 15 

Johnson, G. T, Mrs 19 

Johnson, G. W. 15 

Johnson, Polly 22 

Johnson, Stephen F 5 

Johnson, Trisnice/Trisnia 21, 23 

Johnston, Dicie 29 

Jolly 24 

Jones, Britain 12 

Jones, Cheryl A 31 

Jones, Helen 15 

Jones, Victoria 15 

Joyner, Amos 10 

Kammerer, Roger 1, 3, 4, 7, 10, 14, 

15, 16, 19,25, 26 

King, Allie 29 

King, John 29 

King, William 7 

Latham, Sally 24 

Latham, Thomas 6 

Laughinghous, William J 29 

Laughinghouse, Coroner 9 

Laughinghouse, Joe, Mr. & Mrs 4 

Lawrence, M. T., Rev. 28 

Lee 1 

Leggett 17 

Legit, Benjamin 6 

Legit, Elisha 6 

Leon de Wael, Mr. 18 

Lewis, Molcey Ann 32 

Little, Louis G 16 

Littleton, Tucker R 25 

Loach, Absley 21 

Loach, Martha 22, 23 

Louis, Winney 16 

Lucas, John V. 11 

M , Sary 24 

Manning, Josh 30 . 

Manning, L. B., Rev. 19 

Manning, Rosa, Miss 18 

Mashburn, C. B., Rev. 19 

Mathis, Winny 22, 23 

Matthews, Eunice, Mrs 19 

May/Mayo, Polley 21 

May/Mayo, William 21, 22 

Mayo, Louisar/Louiser 22, 23 

Mays, Mary 29 

McAfee, Azariah 32 

McAfee, Catherine 32 

McAfee, Ezekial 32 

McAfee, Isaac 32 

McAfee, James 32 

McAfee, Jessy 32 



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McAfee, John 32 

McAfee, Lawrence K 32 

McAfee, Nancy 32 

McAfee, Nettie Caroline 32 

McAfee, Penelope 32 

McAfee, Temperance 32 

McAfee, Thomas 32 

McAfee, William 32 

McArthur, Charles, Mrs 10 

McArthur, James 15 

McGhee, Bonnie 31 

McGlohon, Fred, Elder 3 

McGlowhorn 31 

McGowan, John 18 

McGowans, Wm 18 

McGowen, Arch D 17 

McGowen, Catherine L 16 

McGowen, George A 17 

McGowen, John 16, 18 

McGowen, Lemuel 17 

McGowen, Wm /William 17 

McKeel, James 8 

MckFarson, Jonathan 14 

McLawhorn 31 

McLawhorn, Jerry N 32 

McLawhorn, Maggie Nora 32 

McLawhorn, Warren 24 

McRee, Elizabeth 32 

Meax/Meaks, Winny 21, 23 

Meax/Meeks, Sely 21, 22 

Meeks 31 

Meeks, Susan 23 

Miller, Isaac 32 

Miller, J. A. L 32 

Miller, J. D 24 

Moor(e), Alfred 7, 8, 9 

Moor, Anza 23 

Moor, Elassa 24 

Moor, Lurania 24 

Moor, Richard M 23 

Moor/Moore, Susan 21, 24 

Moor/Moore, Vinia/Vina 21, 22 

Moore 17, 31 

Moore, John 21, 22 

Moore, Lavenia 19 

Moore, Stanly 17 

Mooring 15, 31 

Mordecai, Geo. W. 6 

Moye 31 

Moye, Jno 9 

Nauris, Susan 23 

Neale, Chrisr 14 

Nelson, Caleb 13 

Nelson, Giles 11, 12, 13 

Nelson, Martha 32 



Noble, Jesse? 26 

Nobles, J. J., Mrs 6 

Nobles, M. H., Mrs 19 

Norris, M 21 

Norris, Malinda 21 

Outlaw, William 6 

Paramore 31 

Parker 31 

Parker, A/ Arch/Archibald 13 

Parker, Delia 4 

Parker, H G/Hardy G 21, 22 

Parker, Marenda/Maranda 21 

Parker, Robert 21, 22 

Parker, Sally 24 

Parker, William 21, 22 

Perkins, C. C 15 

Perry, E. J., Rev. 19 

Perry, James M., Rev. 20 

Pierce, Sammy A 14 

Pittman, A. F, Mayor 30 

Pittman, F. M 30 

Pollard, Benjamin 21, 22 

Pollard, Elizabeth 21, 23, 24 

Pollard, Enock 23 

Pollard, Lotta 21 

Pollard, Louisa 21, 22 

Pollard, Margret 21, 22 

Pollard, Martha 21, 23 

Pollard, Matilda 22, 23 

Pollard, Melvina 24 

Pollard, Phiby 21, 23 

Pollard, Polly 21, 23 

Pollard, Turner 21, 22 

Potter, H 11, 12 

Potter, Henry 11, 12 

Priggin, Jilian 24 

Proctor, John 21, 23 

Pugh, Stephen 7 

Quinerly, J. P. 24 

Quinerly, J. W. 24 

Ramse, mary 14 

Randolph, Arsinah/Arcena 22, 23 

Randolph, Lueaser/Loueaser ... 22, 23 

Randolph, William 23 

Randoph, Jesse 21, 23 

Reeves, Carrie, Miss 3 

Riggins, Tew 31 

Roach, Charles, Sr 32 

Roach, David, Sr 32 

Roach, Nicholas 32 

Roberson, Frances 31 

Roberson, J. D., Elder 28 



Roberson, Moses 21, 22 

Roberson, Susan 22, 23 

Rogers 17 

Rogers, Polly 17 

Ross, Delia U 28 

Ross, Elizabeth 28 

Ross, Harriett C 28 

Ross, Hattie 28 

Ross, Hugh 20 

Ross, J. C 20 

Ross, J. K 20 

Ross, J. L., Elder 20 

Ross, J. R 20 

Ross, James K 28 

Ross, James R 28 

Ross, James Reuben 28 

Ross, John L 28 

Ross, John T. 28 

Ross, Leven 7 

Ross, Maggie E 28 

Ross, Margaret Coburn 28 

Ross, Margaret E 20, 28 

Ross, Margeret 28 

Ross, Minnie 28 

Ross, S. H 28 

Ross, S. L 28 

Ross, Samuel H 28 

Ross, Stephen L 28 

Ross, W. B 28 

Ross, William B 28 

Rountree, Chas 16 

Rowan, Matthew 1 

Rue, Susan Jasper 25 

Ruff, Elder 21,22 

Salter, Clarey, Mrs 9 

Salter, John, Jr 7 

Saura, Pedro, Senor 18 

Sheppard, Henry 16 

Ship, John 8 

Shoe, E. C, Rev. 19 

Shoe, E. C, Rev. 20 

Short, Luke 6 

Sikes, Fanny 21, 23 

Simmons 31 

Simmons, Sarah W. 25 

Simmons, Sarah Wadsworth 25 

Simmons, Sarah 25 

Simmons, William ..: 25 

Skinner, W. I., Mrs 18 

Smith 15 

Smith 31 

Smith, Capt 30 

Smith, Charles 13 

Smith, David 32 

Smith, Hannah, Mrs 4 



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Smith, Hardee 9 

Smith, Henry 32 

Smith, James 1,2 

Smith, John S 16 

Smith, Joshua 32 

Smith, Major 24 

Smith, Mc. R. [P?] 28 

Smith, Penelope 32 

Smith, Sam'l 30 

Smith, Thomas 1, 3 

Smith, Winaford 32 

Spain, Alvana/Alvania 22, 23 

Spain, Chrischana(h) 22, 23 

Spain, Featherston 23 

Spain, Johnny 16 

Spain, Margret J 24 

Spain, Patsey 22, 23 

Spain, S 23 

Spain, Sally 24 

Spain, Saly an 22, 23 

Spencer, Bithe 23 

Spier, J. E 24 

Stancill, Godfrey 21 

Stancill, Henry 23 

Stancill, Margret 21 

Stancill, Rachel 22, 23 

Staton, Gracy 23 

Stell, Judith , 29 

Stephens, John 12 

Stocks, Brenda Davis 26 

Stocks, Eula 26 

Stocks, J. H 26 

Stocks, Pet (Cox) 26 

Stox, Adell 26 

Stox, Clara 26 

Stox, Elizabeth 26 

Stox, Elva 26 

Stox, Herman 26 

Stox, Jean 26 

Stox, L. Marie 26 

Stox, Lathan 26 

Stox, Luther 26 

Stox, Pauline 26 

Stox, Wilmer L 26 

Sutton, Benjamin Franklin 32 

Sutton, Dora ; 32 

Sutton, James W. 18 

Sutton, Margarite Stocks, Mrs 26 

Sutton, Thomas 32 

Swan, Elizabeth 25 

Swan, Ephriam 25 

Swan, Rachel 25 

Taylor, Jefsey 29 

Taylor, Reuben, Mrs 19 

Teel, Benjamin 23 



Teel, Fanny 21, 23 

Teel, Jane 24 

Teel, Mary R 23 

Teel, Mary 21, 23 

Teel, Moses 23 

Teel, Penettia/Fenettia 21, 23 

Teel, Polly R 21 

Teel, Rutha 21, 23 

Teell, Polly R 22 

Thompson, Lucy 4 

Tison, Lemuel 29 

Tripp, Henry 9 

Tripp, John 3 

Tripp, McCoy 3 

Tripp, Reddin 3 

Tuton, Frank 9 

Tyson, Allen 30 

Tyson, Carrie Fitts 29 

Tyson, Charles Robber 30 

Tyson, Dicie Olivia 30 

Tyson, Dicie 29, 30 

Tyson, Eliza Absley 30 

Tyson, Eliza 29 

Tyson, George Fitts 29 

Tyson, George Fitts, Jr 29 

Tyson, Joel 30 

Tyson, John Waller 30 

Tyson, Lemuel 29, 30 

Tyson, Martha 30 

Tyson, Mary Adlade 30 

Tyson, Mary... 30 

Tyson, Sam 29 

Tyson, Samuel F 30 

Tyson, Samuel Richard 29, 30 

Tyson, Samuel V. 29, 30 

Tyson, Sherron 30 

Tyson, Thomas 7 

Tyson, W. J 29 

Tyson, William Henry 30 

Tyson, William 30 

Vainwright 31 

Venters, George 20 

Vines, Adaline 29, 30 

Vines, Allie 29 

Vines, Ann 29, 30 

Vines, Betsey 29 

Vines, Clarey/Clary 29, 30 

Vines, Elizabeth 30 

Vines, Elizah 29 

Vines, Emley/ Emily 29, 30 

Vines, Mary 29 

Vines, Nancy 29 

Vines, Patsey/Patsey S 29 

Vines, Polley 29 

Vines, Robert Williams 29 



Vines, Salley 29 

Vines, Samuel 29, 30 

Wainwright 31 

Warren, Dred A 21, 23 

Warren, Elizabeth 22, 23 

Warren, Hyman, Mrs 20 

Warren, Lloyd 20 

Warren, Rutha 22, 23 

Warren, W. T, Mrs 20 

Wharton, David 1 

Whichard, Arsena 19 

Whichard, Isabella 19 

Whichard, Jule 3 

White LeRoy 25 

White, Cassanda 25 

White, E. J 25 

White, Edward S. S 25 

White, Edward Thomas 25 

White, Haywood Oliver 25 

White, James A 25 

White, LeRoy M 25 

White, Lewis 25 

White, Mary F. 25 

White, Nancy Morris 25 

White, Nancy 25 

White, Rachel Francis 25 

White, Reubin Thomas 25 

White, Sarah W. 25 

White, Thomas 25 

White, Whichcot 25 

Whitehead, Wm./William 15, 16 

Whitehurst, E. J 19 

Whitehurst, Jas. /James L 19 

Whitehurst, L. 19 

Whitehurst, William 19 

Whitfield, W. G 28 

Whitley, Smithwick 15 

Whitus, Batson 21, 22 

Wiggins 31 

Wilkerson, J. P. 29 

Wilkerson, Nancy 29 

Wilkes, James 29 

Williams, Clarey 29 

Williams, Esther L./E. L., Mrs 20 

Williams, George 20 

Williams, James F 29 

Williams, James 29 

Wilson, Collo 1 

Wilson, Geo 30 

Windham, Sarah 21, 23 

Wingate, Bettie 32 

Winslow, J. R., Mrs 19 

Witherington, Solomon 14 

Witherinton, arm 14 

Witherinton, Robard 14 



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Witherinton, thomas 14 

Womble, Sally/Sarah 21, 23 

Womble, Sarah Jane/J 22, 23 

Womble, William A 23 

Woolard, J. H 20 

Woolard, John 6 

Woolard, Minnie Gertrude, Mrs 20 

Woolard, S. T. 19 

Woolard, W. K 20 

, Adaline 27 

, Adeline 15 

, Alice 27 

, Amanda 27 

, Ann 26 

, Aramet 15 

, Arch 26 

, Ben 15, 27 

, Betsy Jane 27 

, Bill 26 

, Bryan 27 

, Caroline 26 



, Charles 27 

, Daniel 26, 27 

, Dick 27 

, Elive or Eline? 26 

, Ella 27 

, Esther 27 

, Frances 27 

, Gaston 27 

, George 27 

, Grizel 27 

. Hannah 26, 27 

, Hariet 26 

, Harriet 27 

, Heneretta 27 

, Hollon 26 

, Jane 27 

, Jim May 26 

Joe 27 

, John 26 

, Julia Ann 27 

, Lewis 27 

, Lizzie 27 

, Louisa 27 



_, Luvany 27 

Martha 27 

_, Mary Ann 27 

_, Mary Eda 27 

_ Meriah 26 

_, Nancy 15, 27 

_, Nolley 9 

_, old Kit 15 

_, Oliver/Oliver Senr 16 

_, Priscy/Prissy 15, 16 

_, Reuben 26 

_, Rigdon 27 

_, Sam 15, 26, 27 

_, Sarah 27 

_, Shade 27 

_, Sidney 27 

_, Stanley 15 

_, Stephen 15, 27 

_f Susan 26, 27 

Violet 26, 27 

_, William 27 

_, York 27 



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Barrow, Frank 

1 366 Forest Acres Dr. 
Greenville,, NC 27834 
Surnames: 
Barrow 



Beck, Charlotte 

3176 Marshland Dr. 
Rocky Mount, NC 27803 
(252) 985-1424 
cvbeck@netzero. net 
Surnames: 

Adams, Fornes, McLawhorn, Wiggins 



Bertrand, Diane M 

404 Sherwood Rd. 

Jacksonville, NC 28540-8228 

(910) 455-3242 

m bertrand@ec. rr. com 

Surnames: 

Adams, Smith 



Clark, Clara F. 

302 A. Summitt St. 
Greenville, NC 27858 
(252) 752-6250 
Surnames: 
Forbes 



Clark, Frank M. 

930-B B's Barbeque Rd. 
Greenville, NC 27834 
(252) 758-2788 
wallace8@prodigy.net 
Surnames: 

Clark, Dixon, Edwards, Rodman, Roderman, 
Fleming 



Cobb, Lawrence A. 

3101 Chaparral 
Greenville, TX 75402 
Surnames: 
Cobb 



Cox, William L 

6441 Boss McLawhorn Rd. 
Grifton, NC 28530 
Surnames: 
Cox 



Ellison, Janie 

105 Hollyberry Ct. 
Simpsonville, SC 29681 
(864) 963-1580 
ellisonj@gte.net 
Surnames: 

Harris, Haddock, Paramore, Simmons, Smith 



Gurney, Ola 

4812 Sullivan Blvd. 
Virginia Beach, VA 23455 
(757) 497-8218 
Surnames: 

Ballard, Barnhill, Briley, Davis, Hyman, Meeks, 
Moore, Mooring, Nobles 



Hardee, Tony Dale 

P. O. Box 4025 
Calabash, NC 28467 
(910) 579-0220 
Surnames: 
Hardee 



Hill, Mattie A. 

4052 Bridle Path Dr. 
Hephzibah, GA 30815-9007 
(706) 592-031 1 
mhill26830@aol.com 
Surnames: 

Harris, Mills, McLawhorn, Smith, Taylor 



Hunt, Amaryllis W. 

2572 NC 121 

Farmville, NC 27828-9704 . 
(252) 753-4169 
amaryllish@aol.com 
Surnames: 

Gainey, Gay, Hardee, Hunt, Relyea, Rouse, 
Turner, Wainwright 



Jackino, Twyla 

206 Swiss Lane Dr. 
Cary, NC 27513 
(919)319-6629 
jackino@mindspring.com 
Surnames: 

Joyner, Ballard, Anderson, Outerbridge, Tyson, 
Hemby, Brown 



Pitt County Family Researchers New Members 



Jones, Cheryl A. 

333 NW 46th Ct. 

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 

cherylannjones@juno.com 

Surnames: 

Carroll, Downs, Evans, Gwaltney Harris, 
Heaton, Lockamy, McGlowhorn, 



Looney, Edna L. 

PO Box 434 

Macclesfield, NC 27852 
(252) 827-2428 
elewislooney@earthlink.net 
Surnames: 

Lewis, Harrell, Wiggins, Walston, Cherry, Cobb, 
Webb, Carter, Robbins, Eason, Corbitt, 
Rasberry, Scarborough 



McGhee, Bonnie 

4804 Sullivan Blvd 
Virginia Beach, VA 23455 
Surnames: 

Andrews, Ballard, Beck, Briley, Buckingham, 
Dewey, Gurney, Herschler, Hyman, Lobach, 
Meeks, Moore, Mooring, WA/ainwright 



Mooring Sr., Kelly D 

1509 Scenic Drive 
West Trenton, NJ 08628 
(609) 771-0268 
kmooring@gateway.net 
Surnames: 

Brown, Council, Fleming, Mooring, Newton 



Nobles, Charles N 

3925 Oak Hollow 

Edmond, OK 73013 

(405) 348-1714 

cnobles@mmcable.com 

Surnames: 

Nobles 



Roberson, Frances 

313 Canterbury Rd. 
Wilson, NC 27896 
(252) 237-2451 
dfrob@bbnp.com 
Surnames: 
Roberson 



Shanks, William E 

509 West First 
Assumption, IL 62510 
(217) 266-3170 
cbsinc@mcleodusa.net 
Surnames: 

Ross, Rollins, Gurganus, Whitehurst, Williams, 
Woolard 



Suggs, Allen 

4512 Touchstone Forest Rd. 

Raleigh, NC 27612 

(919)510-6609 

Surnames: 

Mills, Boyd, Moore 



Tripp, Reid 

100 Rodwell Ct. 
Cary, NC 27511-9190 
Surnames: 
Tripp 



Williams, Lindsay 

2308 Gresham Lake Rd. 
Raleigh, NC 27615 
(919) 790-0896 
lindsaysozo@aol.com 
Surnames: 

Cherry, Hardee, Hudson, Mills, Tyson, Williams 



Rider, Linda Dail 

4500 Slocum Trail 
Atkinson, NC 28421 
(910) 283-3654 
sandwishl @hotmail.com 
Surnames: 
Dail, Rider 



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Volume VIII, No. 2 
May 2001 



Pitt County Genealogical Quarterly 

of the Pitt County Family Researchers, Inc. 

P. O. Box 20339, Greenville, NC 27858-0339 



Officers 2001 

President William B. Kittrell 

2200 Blackjack Simpson Road, Greenville, NC 27858-9327 (252-758-2979) 
email (wbk99@earthlink.net) 

Vice President Jim Brown 

1365 Ford Road, Nashville, NC 27856-4607 (252-459-4607) 
email (jimjob@rockymountnc.com) 

Secretary Nancy L. Pittman 

1654 NC 121, Greenville, NC 27834-7184 (252-758-7023) 
email (hepitt@earthlink.net) 

Treasurer Warren J. McRoy 

104 Claybourne Ct, Greenville, NC 27834-6903 (252-756-9531) 
email (wmcroy@skantech.com) 

Executive Board Effie Bailey 

3153 Hudson's Crossroads Road, Greenville, NC 27858-8221 (252-752-5956) 
email (erbailey@juno.com) 

Executive Board Brenda D. Stocks 

2516 Joseph Court, Winterville, NC 28590-9600 (252-353-6772) 
email (georgia2@piratesnet.com) 

Executive Board Edward Pittman 

1654 NC 121, Greenville, NC 27834-7184 (252-758-7023) 
email (hepitt@earthlink.net) 

PCGQ Editor Roger Kammerer 

1115 Ragsdale Road, Greenville, NC 27858-3920 (252-758-6882) 
email (kammerer@hotmail.com) 



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ISSN# 1092-0226 




Pitt County 
Genealogical 
uarterly 



Volume VIII, No. 2 



May 2001 



BIOGRAPHIES 1 

PITT COUNTY WILLS & TESTAMENTS, Will Book 1. Part 1 6 

PITT COUNTY BASTARDY BONDS 12 

LIST OF PITT COUNTY JUSTICES, 1764 14 

VINES-SPEIGHT FAMILY LAWSUIT 15 

HARRY HARRIS, REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIER 17 

NEW BERN DISTRICT COURT CASES 18 

PITT COUNTY WILLS William Ross, 1856 21 

Jesse Chapman, 1861 22 

Josiah D. Albritton, 1862 22 

BIBLE RECORDS Jonas Williams Bible 23 

Spencer S. Harris Bible 23 

John Spencer Harris Bible 25 

Major Clarke Bible 26 

William Alfred Ross Bible 27 

NEW MEMBERS 28 

QUERIES 29 

INDEX 30 

SUBSCRIBER INFORMATION 
QUERY FORM 

FILLERS Land Deficiency Certifications 5 

Elder William A. Ross 11 

Hon. John S. Harris 14 

Tripp Family Reunion Announcement 16 

Mutual Aid Society 22 

Henry Smith Dead 28 

Cornelius Davis & J. E. Evans Dead 29 



Copyright © 2001 
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P. O. Box 20339, Greenville, NC 27858-0339 

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Biographies 

Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



Arthur Forbes EASTWOOD 

The Goodspeed History of Tennessee, Lake County, The Goodspeed Publishing Company 1887. 

"Arthur Forbes EASTWOOD, sheriff of Lake County, Term., is the son of William J. and Susan C. 
(BIGHAM) EASTWOOD. His father was born in North Carolina, in 1820, and his mother in Carroll 
County Term, in the same year. They were married in New Madrid County (since called Pemiscot 
County), Mo. They had five sons and one daughter, and both belonged to the Cumberland Presbyterian 
Church, and Mr. EASTWOOD was a Democrat, taking an active part in politics. He died December 3, 
1852. Mrs. EASTWOOD afterward married Capt. S. B. KELLEY, and she died August 22, 1870. Our 
subject is of Scotch-Irish descent, and was born in Pemiscot County, Mo., April 6, 1852. Mr. EASTWOOD 
was raised on a farm. As he was a child during the late war, which closed the schools in his neighbor- 
hood, he had few opportunities of acquiring an education until after he was grown, but commenced 
teaching when he was nineteen years of age, and continued it for five years. On October 18, 1874, he 
married Miss Mary H. WATERS, who was born in New Madrid County, Mo., April 17, 1852. They have 
one daughter — Susan V. V., born October 18, 1875. Mrs. EASTWOOD was a member of the Catholic 
Church, and died April 1876. Mr. EASTWOOD afterward married Miss Martha E. HARPER, who was 
born February 15, 1857, in Obion County. Three children were born to this marriage: Mary E., born May 6, 
1881; Erin, born October 24, 1883; Vera, born December 5, 1885. Neither Mr. nor Mrs. EASTWOOD belong 
to any church. Mr. EASTWOOD is one of the prominent Democrats of Lake County, and in 1884 was 
elected sheriff of the county, and is now serving his second term. In 1881 he published the Lake County , 
at Tiptonville, Term., and sold his interest to Mr. E. E. TIPTON, in November, 1883. As sheriff of Lake 
County Mr. EASTWOOD has collected a larger amount of taxes than any other sheriff of the county has 
ever done, and has done more work without a deputy. Mr. EASTWOOD is very popular and widely 
known in his county." 



Hon. James F. HARRINGTON 

Found in North Carolina, Rebuilding An Ancient Commonwealth, Vol. 4, p. 47; The American Historical 
Society, Inc., 1928. Abstracted by Roger Kammerer. 

Hon. James F. Harrington, one of Pitt Counties most widely known citizens, is serving his third 
consecutive term as clerk of Pitt County Superior Court. The ancestor of Mr. HARRINGTON was born in 
Ireland, possibly coming to New Jersey as early as 1670 and his descendants rose to prominence. James 
Franklin HARRINGTON was born Dec. 27, 1872 on his father' s farm, a son of Paul HARRINGTON and 
Gracy TYSON and grandson of Allen HARRINGTON. Allen HARRINGTON was born on his father's 
plantation near Greenville, NC, and resided there all his life as a farmer and respected citizen. Paul 
HARRINGTON, father of James F., was born on the old HARRINGTON homestead in 1847 and died on 
his own farm, five and one half miles south of Greenville, NC, in 1916. Paul was raised on the farm and 
when he reached manhood established his own farm. He was active in Democratic politics and was a 
man whose judgment was valued in local affairs. He was also a sincere member of the Free Will Baptist 
Church, where he was a deacon and church clerk for many years. Paul married in Pitt County to Gracy 
TYSON, who was born near Greenville, NC and died in 1910 on the home farm. They had three children: 
Queenie HARRINGTON (md. Zebulon Vance VINCENT, who is connected with a general store in 
Winterville, NC), James F. HARRINGTON (the subject), and Mary Eliza HARRINGTON (md. Charles A. 
WORTHINGTON, a farmer near Greenville, NC). 

James Franklin HARRINGTON, grew up helping his father on the farm while attending both private 
and public schools. He left the farm and clerked for 11 months in the general store of W. H. WHITE in 
Greenville, NC. In 1896, he purchased the grocery store of A. G. COX at Winterville, NC, which he ran 
successfully until 1918. In Nov. 1918, he was elected clerk of Pitt County Superior Court. He was re- 
elected in 1922 and again in 1926. Mr. HARRINGTON married first on April 29, 1896 in Pitt County to 
Edith Agatha TUCKER, born May 5, 1879 in Pitt Co. and died Oct. 31, 1921 in Greenville, NC. They had 
four children: the two eldest, Susan E. and Theron, both died in childhood. J. Frank, born Sept. 1903, is a 
student at Massey Business College in Richmond, Va.; and Milton, born Sept. 1908, is a student in 



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Greenville, NC. Mr. HARRINGTON married second on Oct. 10, 1923 to Miss Edith BRYAN, who was 
born at Hamilton, NC and educated in a Virginia college. The HARRINGTON'S have always been loyal 
democrats. During WWI, Mr. HARRINGTON gave alot of his time for the cause. He is a member and 
ruling elder of the Free Will Baptist Church near Greenville, NC. He is a member of numerous masonic 
and fraternal organizations in Greenville, Winterville and New Bern, NC. Mr. HARRINGTON owns 
valuable farm land and other real estate in Greenville, NC. He and his family live in an attractive house 
on the corner of Chestnut and Paris Avenue. He is also a member of the Greenville Kiwanis Club. 



Hon. George W.HART 

Found in North Carolina, Rebuilding An Ancient Commonwealth, Vol. 4, p. 133; The American Historical 
Society, Inc., 1928. Abstracted by Roger Kammerer. 

Hon. George W. HART, one of Greene Counties most faithful public servants, has served unopposed 
for sixteen years as clerk of Greene County Superior Court. George W. HART was born on Dec. 19, 1865, 
on a farm near Greenville, NC, a son of Thomas W. HART and his fourth wife, Sarah A. R. DIXON, and a 
grandson of Jesse HART. Thomas W. HART was born in 1820 in Greene Co., NC, where he was reared 
and educated. After his marriage he moved to Pitt County, where he farmed until 1870. He then moved to 
near Hookerton, NC where he farmed until his death on June 7, 1877. Mr. HART was a democrat, a 
Mason and a member of the Christian Church. Mrs. Sarah A. R. (DIXON) HART, was born in 1816 near 
Hookerton, NC and died there Jan. 18, 1878. They had five children: Minnie, Joseph, Maggie, Johnnie and 
George W., all of whom died in infancy, except George W. HART, our subject. 

George W. HART first attended a private school in Greene County and then attended Kinston High 
School from 1880 to 1882. In 1884 , he attended Kings Mountain High School in Cleveland County, NC. 
After leaving school he returned to the farm and now cultivates 213 acres one mile east of Hookerton, 
NC. In Dec. 1910, he moved to Snow Hill, NC, but still superintends his farm lands. In 1910, he was first 
elected clerk of Greene County Superior Court. During WWI, Mr. HART assisted in and was chairman of 
several Liberty Loans and Red Cross drives and was a member of the Speakers Bureau of the county. Mr. 
HART is a democrat and a member, sunday school teacher and steward of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church, South of Snow Hill, NC. Mr. HART married first on Mar. 3, 1892 at Snow Hill, NC to Letha 
SULLIVAN, daughter of the late Owen W. SULLIVAN and Ceyley HART. Mr. SULLIVAN was a sawmill 
operator in Greene County. Letha died Oct. 5, 1895, near Hookerton, NC leaving one son, Kirby T. HART. 
Kirby was a veteran of WWI, a member of the Hospital Corps in France and is now engaged in the 
insurance business at Goldsboro, NC. George W. HART married second on March 28, 1897 at Snow Hill, 
NC to Lillie SULLIVAN, a sister of his first wife. They are the parents of four children: Sallie Leona HART 
(md. William S. EVANS, a teacher in Snow Hill High School); Robert L. HART, of Snow Hill, a salesman 
for the J. E. DEBNAM Motor Company; George William HART and Lynwood Dixon HART, both stu- 
dents. 



Judge Richard Tillman FOUNTAIN 

Found in North Carolina, Rebuilding An Ancient Commonwealth, Vol. 3, p. 107; The American Historical 
Society, Inc., 1928. Abstracted by Roger Kammerer. 

Judge Richard Tillman FOUNTAIN, descends on both his parents sides from prominent families in 
Edgecombe County, NC. From early Edgecombe County records, his ancestors purchased land in 1760 on 
the Tar River between Swift and Fishing Creeks. On his father's side, his ancestors were French Hugue- 
nots who left France on account of the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685, going to England and 
then to North Carolina. His mother's people, the EAGLES family, were Scotch and English. 
Richard Tillman Fountain was born on his father's plantation, Cedar Lane, near Tarboro, NC on Feb. 15, 
1885, the son of Almon Lodrick FOUNTAIN and Sarah Louisa EAGLES. His paternal grandparents were 
Lodrick FOUNTAIN and Priscilla DIXON. They were both born in No. 5 Township, Edgecombe Co., NC, 
near the town of Leggetts and where Lodrick was an extensive planter. Lodrick was the son of Solomon 
FOUNTAIN, who was also born near the same place. The maternal grandparents of Judge FOUNTAIN 
were Richard Tillman EAGLES and Penelope EASON. Mr. Eagles was a merchant and planter at EAGLES 
Cross Roads, near Old Sparta, Edgecombe Co., NC. 



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Almon L. FOUNTAIN was born in Township No. 5, near Leggetts, Edgecombe Co., NC in 1842. He 
was educated in private schools and when the Civil War started he was age nineteen and attending the 
school of Lorenzo Dow EAGLES, whose sister he later married. At the outbreak of war, Lorenzo Dow 
EAGLES closed his school and he and many of his students, including Almon L. FOUNTAIN, formed a 
company at Old Sparta named Company F, 30th NC Infantry. Almon served in numerous battles of the 
Civil War and at the Battle of Kelly's Ford, he was taken prisoner. He spent the last 16 months of the war 
as a prisoner in the Federal prison at Point Lookout. He was released at the end of the war and returned 
to North Carolina where he became an extensive planter. Almon and his wife were active members of the 
Presbyterian Church and helped organize and build the Presbyterian Church at Leggetts known as 
"Olivet." This was the second Presbyterian Church in Edgecombe County. The name was changed to the 
"William and Mary HART Chapel" when the new brick church was built. Almon L. FOUNTAIN died at 
his plantation, "Cedar Lane," a part of which now forms the village of Leggett, on July 28, 1907. He was 
married to Sarah Louisa EAGLES, who was born at EAGLES crossroads, near Sparta, Edgecombe County, 
NC on Dec. 15, 1849, daughter of Richard Tillman EAGLES and Penelope EASON. Richard Tillman 
EAGLES was the son of Levin and Tabitha EAGLES. Penelope EASON was the daughter of Joshua 
EASON and Polly SCARBOROUGH, and granddaughter of James SCARBOROUGH, a prominent planter 
in Edgecombe County, NC. Sarah Louisa EAGLES FOUNTAIN died at "Cedar Lane" plantation on 
December 2, 1913. She had four brothers and two sisters, Benjamin F. EAGLES, Theophilus EAGLES, Dr. 
Columbus EAGLES, Lorenzo Dow EAGLES, Mary EAGLES (md. William NORVEL) and Miss Zilphia 
EAGLES. Lt. Lorenzo Dow EAGLES was wounded at Spotsylvania Courthouse in 1864 at a point called 
the "Horse Shoe, or "Bloody Angle," while trying to retake a broken line. Miss Zilphia EAGLES, who 
never married, lived to be more than 70 years old. She was prominent in the educational and religious life 
in her community, being one of the organizers of the Baptist Church at EAGLES Cross roads and teaching 
school in Edgecombe county for more than 40 years. Almon L. and Sarah Louisa EAGLES FOUNTAIN 
had 11 children being: Charles L. FOUNTAIN, Margaret FOUNTAIN SAVAGE, Arthur FOUNTAIN, 
Robert Almon FOUNTAIN, Walter R. FOUNTAIN, Richard Tillman FOUNTAIN, Mary FOUNTAIN 
LAWRENCE, Lula FOUNTAIN GOODWYN, Benjamin Eagles FOUNTAIN, and Annie and Fannie 
FOUNTAIN who died in infancy. Charles L. FOUNTAIN, a merchant, died Feb. 1927 and his widow and 
children lived in Leggetts, NC. Margaret FOUNTAIN SAVAGE, was the wife of Thomas F. SAVAGE, a 
descendant of Elder Joshua LAWRENCE. Margaret owned the family plantation "Cedar Lane" and was 
active in the Presbyterian Church. Arthur FOUNTAIN, was a successful businessman and farmer. He 
was at one time chairman of his local school board, president of the Coastal Plain Agricultural Fair 
Association and a member of the Edgecombe County highway commission. Robert Almon FOUNTAIN, 
was a pioneer citizen and merchant in the town of Fountain, Pitt County. The town was named in honor 
of his family and Walter was a great benefactor of the development of Fountain city schools, churches and 
bank. Walter R. FOUNTAIN, was a livestock dealer in Rocky Mount, NC. Mary FOUNTAIN 
LAWRENCE, was the wife of Joshua Thomas LAWRENCE, a merchant and planter at Leggetts, NC. Mr. 
LAWRENCE was the great-grandson of Elder Joshua LAWRENCE, a prominent Primitive Baptist 
preacher and writer from 1810 to 1840. Lula FOUNTAIN GOODWYN, a former teacher in Rocky Mount, 
NC and Laurinburg, NC, was the wife of William GOODWYN, a merchant at Fountain, Pitt County. 
Benjamin Eagles FOUNTAIN, was a lawyer practicing law in Rocky Mount, NC wih his brother, Richard 
Tillman FOUNTAIN. Benjamin Eagles FOUNTAIN graduated from the high school of Prof. John GRA- 
HAM of Warrenton, NC. He attended UNC-Chapel Hill for one year, when he then enlisted on June 5, 
1918 in the Navy in WWI. He was honorably discharged and returned to UNC-Chapel Hill to study law 
for two years. He graduated in the class of 1923 and received his license from the NC Supreme Court in 
August, 1923. 

Richard Tillman FOUNTAIN, the subject, received his early education in the public schools of 
Edgecombe County and prepared for college in the Tarboro Male Academy under the late F. S. 
WILKINSON. He entered UNC-Chapel Hill where he graduated from Law school in 1907. He established 
his practice in Rocky Mount, NC where he continues to live. Richard formed a law copartnership first 
with his cousin, G. M. T. FOUNTAIN, who died in 1923. He then admitted his younger brother, Benjamin 
Eagles FOUNTAIN into the partnership. In 1911, Richard was appointed judge of the first municipal 
court of Rocky Mount and served until 1918. In 1918, Richard was elected to the NC Legislature repre- 
senting Edgecombe County in the sessions of 1919, 1921, 1923, 1925 and 1927. In the session of 1927 he 



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was elected speaker of the House of Representatives. Judge FOUNTAIN is an outstanding public spirited 
citizen being a member of numerous organizations such as Knights of Pythias and the Civitan Club. He is 
a member and officer of the Board of Trustees of Rocky Mount Schools, the Eastern Carolina Industrial 
Training School for Boys and trustee of UNC-Chapel Hill. Among his other interests he is a director of the 
New Home Building and Loan and of the First National Bank of Rocky Mount. Judge FOUNTAIN 
married on Oct. 3, 1918, at Montreat, NC to Susie RANKIN, where Miss RANKIN and her family were 
spending their summer. Susie RANKIN, who was a graduate of the NC College for Women at Greens- 
boro, NC in 1915, was the daughter of the late Edgar Haywood RANKIN and Lula Anne SLOAN of 
Gaston County, NC. Lula Anne SLOAN was the daughter of the late Dr. John R. SLOAN and Martha 
McDONALD of Mecklenberg County, NC. Susie RANKIN FOUNTAIN'S paternal grandparents were 
William Campbell RANKIN and Susan DAVENPORT. Her great-grandparents were Richard RANKIN 
and Anne HARGROVE. Her great-great-grandparents were William Rankin, hero of the Revolution and 
his wife, Ellen ALEXANDER. 

Richard T. and Susie FOUNTAIN had three children: Susie Rankin FOUNTAIN, born August 3, 1919; 
Anne Sloan FOUNTAIN, born March 13, 1922, and Margaret Eagles FOUNTAIN, born August 2, 1925. 
Their beautiful family home in Rocky Mount is situated on the corner of Tarboro and George Streets. Mr. 
and Mrs. FOUNTAIN are both members of the Presbyterian Church, he being on the board of Deacons 
and superintendent of the sunday school for many years. 



J. S. EASON 

The Goodspeed History of Tennessee, Dyer County, The Goodspeed Publishing Company, 1887. 

" J. S. EASON, one of the citizens of the First District of Dyer County, is a farmer by occupation, and 
was born in Weakley County in 1836, and is one of a family of thirteen children, four of whom are living: 
Abner, a carpenter by trade, but now in California, where he owns a vineyard, was formerly a resident of 
Crockett County; Rachael, wife of Jasper SORRELL, a farmer, residing four miles southeast of Dyersburg; 
Elizabeth, wife of Foster AGEE, a farmer living in Crockett County; Thomas EASON, the oldest brother, 
was second lieutenant in WRIGHT'S brigade of the confederate Army, and was killed in battle at Atlanta, 
Ga. They were the children of Thomas and Ann M. EASON. The father was born in North Carolina in 
1798; was married there and moved to Weakley County, Term., about 1838, and lived in Stewart, Henry 
and Dyer Counties, and then moved to Woodruff County, Ark., where he died in 1872. He was a farmer 
by occupation, and was married three times, J. S. EASON, our subject, being one of the children by his 
second wife. His mother was born in Greenville, N. C, in 1809; died in 1849. Mr. EASON was reared and 
educated at home. In 1861 he married Miss S. J., daughter of James and Millie ASPROG. Mrs. EASON 
was born in Gibson County, March, 1839. By this union there are seven children living; James T, John A., 
Joseph H., William, George, M. M. M. and Lula L. In the fall of 1865 Mr. EASON located at his present 
home, a valuable farm of 259 acres on the Dyersburg & Trenton road, thirteen miles from Dyersburg. Mr. 
EASON is a self-made man. He has given his children good educational advantages. He is a Democrat, 
casting his first vote for Andrew JOHNSON for governor of Tennessee. He is also a Mason, and his wife 
and himself are members of the Baptist Church." 



Edmon P. LATHAM 

The Goodspeed History of Tennessee, Weakley County, The Goodspeed Publishing Company, 1887. 

"Edmon P. LATHAM was born in Beaufort County, N. C, February 8, 1808, where he married Sabina 
DANIEL in 1830, and moved the following year the rugged trip over the mountains to West Tennessee, 
and located on the North Fork of the Obion River in Weakley County, nine miles north of Dresden & 
Mayfield road. Here, with his indomitable energy and under embarrassments that few would have 
overcome, he erected an extension to the successful mills, the first established in the county, and operated 
them with great success until the date of his death on the 8th of November, 1862. He was also a most 
successful farmer, having one of the finest farms in that section of the county. By great industry and 
business capacity, he accumulated a handsome estate. In 1857 he lost his faithful wife, no less noted in 
the field of her action than he. They were the parents of four children: Thomas J., James F, John D. and 
Fannie B., all of whom are now dead except the eldest two, Thomas and James. Thomas J. is at present 
living in Memphis, Tenn., where he is highly esteemed, and has accumulated a handsome fortune, being 



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the owner of large real estate, besides a large interest in the waterworks, of which he is president, and is 
said to have the finest mansion in the city. James F. is engaged in the orange culture in Florida. Few men 
are more highly esteemed than the subject of this sketch. He was an old line Whig in politics, though 
living in a county overwhelmingly Democratic. He was, without his solicitation, elected sheriff, and to the 
mortification of all, refused to be a candidate for re-election. His memory is still retained by his old 
neighbors and all who knew him as the charitable friend of the poor and needy. No worthy applicant ever 
left his mill without bread. Though a quarter of a century has closed since he passed away, his old neigh- 
borhood and a new postoffice, recently established, bear his honored name." 



Blount Coleman PEARCE 

Abstract taken from an obituary clipping (source unknown) in the notes of Roger Kammerer. 

Blount Coleman PEARCE was born in New Bern, NC on Jan. 5, 1829, the son of William Blount 
Pearce and Mary HERRITAGE. He married Ann KINSAUL, daughter of Robert Marshal KINSAUL, one 
of the largest merchants in Pitt County. After the death of Ann in 1880, Blount took a position with a New 
York house and became a traveling salesman. He later served as Pitt County Register of Deeds, filling the 
unexpired term of W. A. CHERRY, who died while in office. Blount served in the Civil War and was a 
lifelong friend of Dr. Charles J. O'HAGAN. He had the distinction of being the first man in NC to be 
arrested for activities as a member of the Klu Klux Klan and was taken before the Military Court at 
Goldsboro, NC for trial. He always said that his being a Mason was the cause of his life being spared. He 
always took a prominent part in the public affairs of Greenville, NC. Blount was married second in June 
1898 to Mrs. Maggie Newby HUNT of Sanford, NC and he moved to Sanford where he lived for twelve 
years. He was appointed the first treasurer of the new county of Lee.. He was a constant visitor to 
Greenville after he moved to Sanford. Blount died in Sanford, NC and was buried in the Buffalo Cem- 
etery. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church. 



Land Deficiency Certifications 

From the NC Archives, Secretary of State Records, Box 724. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

"State of North Carolina } I Sherwood HINES Depty Surveyor of the County of Pitt do Solemnly Swear that I 
Proceeded to Survey a Tract of Land for Ezekial PAREMORE by Virtue of a warrant No 303 Adjoining the lands of 
William ALBRITON and William EDWARDS & Moses MOORE land & Said PARIMOORE and on the Completing the 
Survey a Greeable to the locations of said warrant, there is a Deficiency of Forty five acres of land and no Vacant land 
there with to Satisfy the same Agreeable to the locations as all land Adjoining are taken by Pattents or Entreys of and 
Elder date So help me God Sherw HINES D Surv 

I Certify that Sherw. HINES was a Deputy Surveyor of Pitt County at the time the land was Surveyed Sworn to in 
Open Court July Term 1799 George EVANS Clk" 

"This may Certify that on the 25th day of September 1819 I proceeded to lay a warrant for Abraham STOCKS for 
eighty acres Entered 4th November 1818 and Numbered in Entry book 335. 1 could only find fifty four acres in the 
location of said Warrant and thare was no vacant land wherewith the Same Could be Satisfied. Wyatt MOYE C Surv 
Pitt County Nov. Term 1819 

Sworn to in open Court by Wyatt MOYE County Surveyor" 

"This May Certify that on the 10th day of October 1819 1 proceeded to lay a warrant granted Caswell ARMSTRONG 
for 40 acres of land Entered 27th January 1818 and Numbered in Entry book 298 that I could only find twenty acres 
in the location of said Warrant and thare was no land wherewith the Same Could be Satisfied Wyatt MOYE C S 
Pitt County Nov. Term 1819 

Sworn to in open Court by Wyatt MOYE County Surveyor attest Alex EVANS Clk" 

"State of North Carolina Pitt County} This may Certify that 29th October 1819 I proceeded to lay a warrant granted 
Robert DIXON and Jacob ELKS Entered 18th March 1819 and Numbered in Entry book 366 that I could only find 
forty Eight acres in the location of said Warrant and thare was no land wherewith the same Could be Satisfied Wyatt 
MOYE C Surv 

Nov. Term 1819 Sworn to in open Court by Wyatt MOYE County Surveyor Alex EVANS Clk" 



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Wills & Testaments: Book 1 



Pitt County Court House 
Greenville, North Carolina 

Abstracted and contributed by Elizabeth Ross. 

The oldest will book in Pitt begins with probate records following the fire on Jan. 1, 1858, which de- 
stroyed the court house and all the records in the Clerk of Court's office. Many estates were in the process 
of being settled, or in a state of dissention, so Will Book 1 contains several "re-recorded wills " and/or 
court cases attempting to reconstruct the intentions of the devisors. These genealogical abstracts glean 
the names of devisees, slaves /negroes being devised (following the name of the devisee), executors and 
witnesses; occasional references to significant tracts of land or unusual phraseology may also have been 
noted. In many cases the lack of punctuation, particularly between names, forced interpretation on my 
part, which may — or may not — be correct. My apologies for the inevitable errors. 

Part 1 

1. Tripp, Arthur. 

Pitt Co. Nov. 7, 1857. Feb. Term 1858. Wife: Bethena, all land &c. for life, then to two daus.: Elizabeth and 
Gatsey, except land whereon Hardy Tripp lives. Grandchildren: Leniser [or Leuiser?], Senetty and James 
Tripp; Lizer Jane, Sally, John Leas and Henry Tripp, land Hardy Tripp lives on. No execs, named. Wits.: 
James L. W. Nobles, James Tripp. H. Sheppard, Clk. — Wb. 1, p. 1. 

2. Davis, James, of the Town of Greenville. 

Pitt Co. June 3, 1858 (no probate date). Exec, to pay all just debts especially a note I owe Cesar, a slave, for 
$148. Sons: Thomas C. Davis, James Davis, Joseph Davis, all property real & personal to be So divided as 
they may think best. Sister: Prudence Davis, $75 annually. Exec: son James Davis. Wits.: none given. Test.: 
James Murray, James C. Albritton, Stephen F. Johnson. H. Sheppard, Clk. — Wb. 1, p. 2. 

3. Flake, Mancel. 

Pitt. Co. Oct. 31, 1854. Feb. Term 1858. Son: Amsey Flake, and Dau.: Lydia Ewell, 50c each to them and 
their heirs. Grandson: John L. Teel. Dau.: Tempy Flake, south side of home tract near David House field, 
straight course to Wm. Teel field. Dau.: Martha Teel, 50c. Son: John C. Flake, balance of tract of land. 
Exec: friend Adam Fleming. Wits.: Wm. Shivers, David House. H. Sheppard, Clk. — Wb. 1, p. 2. 

4. Lewis, Richard H. 

Pitt Co. June 21, 1856. Feb. Term 1857. Execs, to "erect monuments over my grave and my daughter Ann 

5. " Wife: Martha E. Lewis, all negroes including Richmond sent to Alabama, and Lovey purchased of Dr. 
Blount (dau. of my Carpenter Ned); also money. Infant son: Richard H. Lewis, 123 shares of stock in 
Raleigh and Gaston RR Co., 200 shares in the Capital Stock in the Bank of Mobile, 50 shares of stock in 
Chicago and Rock Island RR Co., 5 shares of stock in NY and New Orleans steam ship Co., money. Son: 
Ivey F. Lewis, land near Big Prairie Creek in Marengo Co., Ala., and all negroes in Ala.: Jim Everett, 
Marina, Amanda, Harriet & Martha, Esther, Jim Hill, Ritty (big), Fanny, Spencer, Arnold, Amos and little 
Handy, Ely, Pherebe & Cornelius, George, Sylvana and Minerva, Bob & Tempy, Jim Harrison, Gatsey, 
Jenny, Dicey and Neptune, Shade, Betty, Eliza, Nancy, Matilda and Patsey, Stewart, little Ritty, Isaac, 
Richard & Ned (an infant), Elsey Love, Maria, Susan & Judy, Edenboro, Bethana, Hannah, Penny & 
Stephen, Cain, Clerisa, Louisa & Irwin, Willis (long) & Lotty, Frank, Smithy, John (big) and Bill, Jack & 
Lucy (-Lawrence-) Curran [or Cunan?], Matilda, Jefferson, Bryan, Franky, Champion, Emanuel, Zilpha, 
Jim (Hooker), Roy, little Willie, Pompey Sylva, Caroline, Edy (old) and Dawson, Harriett, Martha, Ann, 
John, Laura, Augustus, Cornelia, Edwin, Delia and child Charles, Joe (Dolly's son) and Phill [or Phile?], 
and increase. Dau.: Mary F. Lewis, land in Greene Co., Ala., belonging to estate of Hariss Lincker & 



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others, also land in Marengo Co., Ala., lands devised to son Ivey of Thomas M. Johnson and of E. B. 
Vaughn. Also negroes in Ala.: Joshua & Big betty, Madison & Mary, Ned & Viney (house), King, Margaret, 
Chaney, Susan & Frank, Arthur, Elizabeth, Asey, Armittie, Mary & Brister, Handy, Hetty, Henrietta, 
Priscilla, Ephraim, Maria & Andrew, Dick, little Caroline, Francis & Delia, Joe, Hazanna & Letitia, Ben, 
Viney (black), Tempy, little Edy, Scip or Scepio and Collins, Henry, Lizzy, George, Adeline & little Henry, 
Britton Jane & her child Eliza, Emma & Baker, big Willie, Angeline, Hall, Abel & Catharine, Sam, little 
Lucy, Elias, Oliver & Becky, Nero, Rose, Rebecca & Julia, Jonas, Lucy (house), Bill, Munro, Randall, Little 
Bob, General & Alfred, Carey, Winney, Mitchell, Willis (short), Sarah, Turner, little John, Elizabeth Charity, 
Moses & Rachel, and increase. Negro children not named to go with their mothers respectively. Also to 
same dau., furniture formerly belonged to her Mother, her gold watch, jewelry, etc. All stock in Ala. 
divided between son Ivey F. Lewis and dau. Mary F. Lewis, including a bond I hold against Mary Pickens 
[later written Perkins], dec'd., as principal and John R. Moore as Surety now in hands of Tart Stewart & 
Co. All property left in NC to wife Martha E. Lewis, my children Ivey F. Lewis, Mary F. Lewis and Rich- 
ard H. Lewis, divided equally. Brother: Kenelm H. Lewis to be Guardian to my children Mary F. and 
Richard H. Lewis until 21 or married; personal guardianship of dau. Mary to my esteemed friend Mrs. W. 
H. Pratt of Mobile. Money in trust to bro. Kenelm H. Lewis to educate niece Anna Lewis, dau. of brother 
John W. Lewis, dec'd., at Salem, NC. Also step-sons: Ivey Foreman, William J. Foreman; brother W. F. 
Lewis; sister Emma Speight (gold and diamond jewelry to each). Execs.: bro. Kenelm H. Lewis, son Ivey 
F. Lewis; in case of death of bro. Kenelm, appoint friend Wm. H. Pratt of Mobile and Allen C. Jones of 
Greensboro guardian to dau. Mary F. Lewis. Wits.: Jas. Murray, Richard Williams, Jas. L. Cobb. Codicil to 
will of June 21, 1856: (changes dispositions of tracts of land) . . . Trustees for Mary F., dau., to "protect land 
from control of any husband she may have, and after her death . . . the same to her children and Grand- 
children. If she dies without heirs, then to go to my immediate descendants according to laws of N. C." 
Wits.: Jas. L. Cobb, Rich'd. Williams. H. Sheppard, Clk. — Wb. 1, p. 3. 

[Note: The lists of Negroes are presented here exactly as they were organized and punctuated in Mr. 
Lewis's will in order to preserve any family groupings that may have been implied. This will covers 5 
pages in the old will book.] 

5. Congleton, James R. 

Pitt Co. Aug. 15, 1857. May Term 1858. Wife: Temperance, the Clemants tract and four negroes: Isaac, 
Gilbert, Rose & Selah; and then equally divided among "all my children." Exec: son Simon L. Congleton. 
Wits.: none given. Proven on oath of Wm. L. Perkins, J. C. Keel, and John S. Smith. — Wb. 1, p. 8. 

6. Williams, Nancy M. 

Pitt Co. Dec. 12, 1857. May Term 1858. Daus.: Fanny M. Cobb, consort of James L. Cobb, and Patsey Ann 
Vines, $1 ea. Son: William M. Williams, $1. Daus.: Penelope G. Williams and Nancy Williams, all land 
descended to me from my father, Benjamin May, dec'd., in Pitt Co., on waters of Middle Swamp adj. 
James Joyner & others. Dau.: Mary O. Gay, consort of William M. Gay. Son: Joseph J. Williams, other 
property for use of my 2 daus. Penelope & Nancy until he "Settles and goes to housekeeping." Remainder 
divided equally between daus. Penelope and Nancy. Residue, 2/5ths of net to dau. Nancy and balance 
divided equally among my 3 children Penelope G., Mary O. Gay, and Joseph John Williams. Sole Exec: 
friend Lemuel D. Berry, Senr. Wits.: W. L.. Tyre, Lemuel J. Deberry. — Wb. 1, p. 10. 

7. Braddy, James. 

Pitt. July 28, 1845. May 1858. Wife: Lovey, land, 3 negroes Ben, Starling and Tincy. Sons: Robert H. W. 
Braddy, Josephus Braddy. Daus.: Christchany E. Braddy, Clemmy A. Braddy. Son: Edmond R. Braddy. My 
6 children. Execs.: Sons Robert H. W. Braddy and Josephus Braddy. Wits.: none. Test. H. Sheppard, Clerk, 
and M. G. Cherry. — Wb. 1, p. 11. 

8. Moore, Ichabod. 

Pitt. Feb. 2, 1857. Nov. Term 1857. Wife: unnamed, house tract for natural life, and in lieu of dower 
negroes Old Henry, Roady, Edmond, Dawson, Martha, and their increase. Eldest Dau.: Martha Ann 
Millisent Moore, negroes Caroline, Joseph and Gray. If she die without issue, to go to my five youngest 



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children. Second Dau.: Ann Maria Jane Speight, all interests in the Sherrod Gay tract and negroes 
Catharine, Sessaro, Spencer, Dellar, Tom Carrow, Caroline and John. Oldest son: William James Moore, 
tract whereon he lives known as Burne Gay tract, received in advance; also negroes Guiner, Adaline, 
Arch., Allen and Jane, and their increase. Second and third sons: George Washington Moore and Benjamin 
Franklin Moore, jointly the tract known as the William Moore tract. Also to George Washington Moore, 
negroes Holloway Tempy, Willice, Francis and increase. Third son Benjamin Franklin Moore, negroes 
Bob, Emily, Dick and Pater and increase. Fourth son: Andrew Jackson Moore, negroes Jacob, Judy, Handy 
and Arnol and increase; cash advancement. Fifth son: Thomas Jordan Moore, negroes Harriet and Rufus 
and increase; and cash. To: Joshua Icabod Francis Moore, negroes Wilson, Clara, Beth and Ichabod and 
increase. Negroes to be Sold on a credit of 6 months notes drawing interest: Old Jack and his wife Sook, 
Old Peter and his wife Rany Africa, and Amos. Remainder to be sold and equally divided between wife 
and 8 children above named. Execs.: Sons George W. and Benjamin F. Moore. Wits.: John R. Moore, Jos. R. 
Moore. H. Sheppard, Clk. — Wb. 1, p. 12. 

9. Brewer, Rebecca. 

Pitt. Nov. 21, 1854. Feb. Term 1858. Sister: Priscilla White, land whereon I live and all estate. Wits.: Joseph 
L. Ballard, John T. Parker. H. Sheppard, Clerk. — Wb. 1, p. 15. 

10. Joyner, Aron. 

Pitt. Dec. 20, 1854. Aug. Term 1858. Wife: Elizabeth, land adj. my brother Amos Joyner, James W. May's 
line above the School House, Noah Joyner, Wesley Mangrum, Jesse Britt, Thomas Joyner, it being home 
tract. Also lend her negro slaves Sidney, Balam, Girl Amanda, Woman Edy and Girl Airy. Eldest son: 
Jacob Joyner, land not deeded to son Henry Joyner, and subject to wife's life estate. Son Henry Joyner, 
land advanced as above mentioned, also negro boy Andrew. Four daus.: Lydia, Nancy, Eleanor, and Dicia, 
balance and all that is life estate of wife. To dau. Lydia, also negro Girl Amanda. Execs.: Son-in-law Calvin 
Ruff, son Jacob Joyner. Wits.: H. Sheppard, Sherrod Tison. H. Sheppard, Clk. — Wb. 1, p. 16. 

11. Forbes, Robert. 

Pitt. Dec. 2, 1845. Nov. Term 1858. Wife: Gracy, lend land for her natural life, also negroes Netty and 
George. Four youngest sons: Alfred Forbes, Robert Forbes, Archibald Forbes, Silus Forbes, land equally 
divided at wife's death. Dau.: Lunicy. Dau.: Elizabeth Worthington. Sons: John Forbes, James H. Forbes. 
To children John, Jas. H., and Lunicy, five negroes: Anna, Reny, Sarah, Cater, and William. Remainder 
after debts divided between dau. Elizabeth Weatherington and four youngest sons Alfred, Robert, 
Archibald and Silus Forbes. Exec: none stated. Wits.: Theophilus Slaughter, Noah Forbes. At Nov. Term 
1858 "the original will . . . has been destroyed by the burning of the Court House . . . oath of M. G. Cherry 
that Said paper is a true Copy." H. Sheppard, Clk. — Wb. 1, p. 17. 

12. Adams, James. 

Pitt. June 14, 1856. Nov. Term 1858. Son: John Adams, tract bought from Cannon Smith. Grandson: Jesse 
Chapman, land I live on (deeded and sold to him in advance) adj. Thomas Adams' line, Nathaniel Pettet 
line, Abraham Adams. Son: James Adams, $1. Eliza Adams, my son James Adams wife, lend land and 
then to her lawful heirs. Dau.: Jane Atkinson. Sons-in-Law: Hardee Stokes ($1), and Thomas Marrie [?] ($1 
and rest of property to be sold and equally divided between my daughters by Executors: son John Adams 
and grandson Jesse Chapman. Wits.: Thomas Adams, Hardee J. Smith. H. Sheppard, Clk. — Wb. 1, p. 18. 

13. Pugh, Lewis B. 

Pitt. 1855 (No dates). Wife: unnamed, dower and 1/3 land for natural life, also a child's part of negroes. 
Son: Lewis B. Pugh, l/5th of real and personal estate and money when he comes of age, or near so. Daus.: 
Mary E. Pugh, Rachel F. Pugh, Margaret A. Pugh, and Sarah L. Pugh, l/5th part of same estate. Executors 
to "Send my children to be Educated at a good 'Episcopal School' and to pay James L. Murphey for a 
Gray mare that Lewis Mumphord purchased". Execs.: R. F. Bright, Wm. A. Pugh. Wits.: Calvin Cox, 
Theophilus Bland. Witnesses testified in open court that the paper will was written "on the 29th or 30th of 
September" 1855. H. Sheppard, Clk. — Wb. 1, p. 19. 



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14. Rogers, Shadrick. 

Pitt. Oct. 20, 1858. Feb. Term 1859. Niece: Laura Arnet Rogers, money five years after my Death. Brother: 
Henry Rogers, all remainder and then to be equally divided between his children if he has any, or if not to 
niece Laura Arnet Rogers. Wits.: Rippon Ward, John C. E. Dixon. Henry Rogers appt'd. Adm'r., security 
given by C. C. Moore and George A. Dancy, Sureties. H. Sheppard, Clk. — Wb. 1, p. 20. 

15. Belcher, Moses. 

Pitt. July 26, 1858. Feb. Term 1859. Father: Benjamin Belcher, buggy and harness. Three sisters: Orpha 
Belcher, Elizabeth Belcher, and Anna Belcher, balance of estate equally divided. Exec: Lambert P. 
Beardsley. Wits.: none. H. Sheppard, Clk. — Wb. 1, p. 21. 

16. Jordan, Valentine S. 

Pitt. June 20, 1849. Nov. Term 1852. Dau.: Margaret, wife of Churchill Perkins, Esqr., Slaves Alary [or 
Hary?], Chloe and Chloe's children now or hereafter born. Son: Daniel W. Jordan, Slaves William, Ellen 
and Ellen's children. Dau.: Malvina, wife of William Brinkley, Slave Maria and her children. Remainder to 
divide in four equal parts between dau. Margaret (not subject to the contracts and liabilites of her hus- 
band); son Daniel W. Jordan; dec'd. dau. Sarah's heirs: John Ralston, Roena Ralston; and dau. Malvina. 
Exec: Son-in-law Churchill Perkins and son Daniel W. Jordan. Wits.: John Q. Jordan, Henry J. Tool. 
Codicil dated June 21, 1849: dau. Malvina's l/4th part not be subject to the contracts and liabilities of her 
husband. Codicil dated Sept. 21, 1852, that share to John and Rowena Ralston remain in hands of 
Churchill Perkins and Daniel W. Jordan as Trustees until they arrive at age 21 unless trustees "think it 
expedient and proper to pay it over Sooner." Wit.: Benj. F. Eborn, Orman Cherry. — Wb. 1, p. 22. 

17. Worthington, Reuben. 

Pitt. Nov. 25, 1854. Feb. Term 1859. Wife: Penelope. Dau.: Penelope Sefroney Moore, $1 and property at 
wife's death. Other four children: Ivan Kencey Worthington, James Godfrey Worthington, Lemuel K. 
Worthington, and Margaret Ann Worthington. Execs.: wife and son Ivan Kencey Worthington. Wits.: 
Sylvester Cox, William Cox. H. Sheppard, Clk. — Wb. 1, p. 24. 

18. Causwey, Elizabeth. 

Pitt. Feb. 27, 1858. May Term 1859. Son: Phillip B. Causway. Exec: trusty friend Sylvester Cox. Wits.: Wm. 
H. Smith, Argent Smith. H. Shepperd, Clk. — Wb. 1, p. 25. 

19. Davis, Benjamin. 

Pitt. Feb. 9, 1847. No probate date. Three sons: Richard B. Davis, Alfred Davis, Benjamin Archibald Davis, 
all real estate equally divided. Remainder equally divided between my children: Richard Davis, Alfred 
Davis, Archibald Davis, Sally Davis, Delphy Davis. Three sons to support their mother Delitha Davis. 
Exec: son Alfred Davis. Wits.: Alfred Moye, Gideon Ward. — Wb. 1, p. 25. 

20. Mobly, Frederick. 

Pitt. May 15, 1858. No probate indicated on NC Archives copy. Wife: Cinderella Mobly. Son: James 
Frederick Mobly. Dau. Martha Wilkins Mobly. Negroes Washington, woman Temp. Wife to have control 
and management of property. Wits.: Abram Baker, A. A. Baker. — Wb. 1, p. 27. 

21. Ross, William. 

Pitt. Nov. 5, 1856. Re-recorded Aug. 1859, probate prior to Jan. 1858 court house fire. Wife: Rebecca, negro 
man Sam, woman Anacu. Son: William A. Ross, negro Mary and her increase. Son: John L. Ross, negro 
girl Tabitha and her increase. Son: James R. Ross, negro girl Ginney and her increase. Son: Samuel R. Ross, 
negro girl Amey and her increase; also bequests including negro boy Wilie to son Samuel R. for the care of 
my dau. Sarah Ross, and at her death to be equally divided between William A. Ross, John L. Ross, James 
Ross, Samuel R. Ross, Hannah E. Overton and Isebella Roebuck. Dau.: Hannah E. Overton, negro girl 
Meriney and her increase. Dau.: Isebella Robuck, negro girl Gatsy and her increase. At wife's death, her 



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property to be sold and the money, plus $300, to go to granddaughter Lemeryan Leviney Ross when she 
arrives at age 21. Exec: sons William A. Ross and Samuel R. Ross. Wits.: Jesse Barnhill, John F. Whichard. 
— Wb. 1, p. 28. 

22. May, Martha. 

Pitt. Sept. 18, 1850. No probate date. Niece: Jacque Ann Beardsley wife of Lambert B. Beardsley, negro 
man Shep. Niece: Tabitha May wife of James W. May, negro girl Wirmey. Mary Ann Holeday dau. of John 
Holeday and Maria his wife (gold chain and pin). Niece: Prescilla May dau. of Benjamin May and Mary 
Ann his wife, $500. Nephew: William May son of Benjamin May and Mary Ann his wife, negro boys 
Willie, Aaron and Chest. Sister: Louisa May [Moy?]. Brother: Benjamin May, negro man Sam. Sister [in- 
law] Mary Ann May wife of Benjamin. Niece: Martha May dau. of Benjamin May and Mary Ann his wife. 
Exec: beloved brother Benjamin May. Wits.: Gideon Ward, Geo. W. Parker. — Wb. 1, p. 29. 

23. Harriss, Sally. 

Pitt. June 27, 1853. Oct. 13, 1859. Granddau.: Virginia Ann Ward, negro man Blount aged about 20 yrs. 
Granddau.: Mary Ann Amanda Ward, negro boy Warren aged about 18 yrs. Grandson: William H. Ward, 
negro girl Adaline aged about 16 yrs. Dau.: Arcady Ward's next child to inherit negro girl Amanda; if no 
next child, Amanda to be divided among Arcady's children. Grandson: Ichabod Little, negro boy Oliver 
aged about 7 yrs. My grandchildren, viz: the heirs of Rebecca Little and Arcady Ward. Exec: Daniel Ward. 
Wits.: Theophilus Davenport, Sindrila Peel. — Wb. 1, p. 30. 

24. Joyner, Thomas. 

Pitt. May 16, 1857. Term 1857 [re-recorded]. Wife: Susanah, negroes Hanna, Daniel, Kinchen, Jack, 

Jenny, Marsh and Ritty. Sons: Charles, Amon, John Thomas, James, William Joyner. Daus.: Susanah, 
Prisella, Zeloty, Absaly, Artheny and Vesti Victoria. Exec: sons William and John Thomas Joyner. Wits.: S. 
Marvel, Aron Joyner. — Wb. 1, p. 31. 

25. Collins, Clary. 

Pitt. Apr. 7, 1840. May Term 1840. Daus. Viney Sutton, Anna Willoughby. Negroes Gin and her increase. 
Execs.: John Willoughby, William Sutton. Wits.: Robert Nichols, William Nichols, Sr. (Probate noted that 
John B. Baker and Bryant Nichols testified to the signature of Wm. Nichols, Sr. This will was originally 
recorded in Will Bk. 1825-1842, p. 233, and re-recorded after the 1858 fire.) — Wb. 1, p. 31. 

26. Harriss, Ichabod. 

Pitt. Sept. 3, 1847. Aug. Term 1848 [re-recorded]. Wife: Sarah Harris, negroes Edmond and Gray, also 
negroes Rachel, Adaline, Blount and Warren. Dau.: Rebecca Little, negroes above named after their 
mother's death. Dau.: Arcadia Ward, negroes Peter, Dicy, Jack, Ervin, Wilson, Jane, Harriet and Ormond. 
Execs.: my two sons-in-law Samuel Little and Daniel Ward. Wits.: Arden Moore, Rowan Cooper. 
— Wb. 1, p. 32. 

27. Lang, Elisha. 

Petition (not dated, but after the 1858 fire), John Nelson and Wife Lewey vs. John Lang. Will had been 
proved May Term 1854, with Lewey Lang, the relict of Elisha Lang, the sole devisee and Executrix of the 
will. Lewey since remarried to John Nelson, one of the petitioners. The will was proved on oaths of Josiah 
Nelson and Rubin Gwaltney, the subscribing witnesses. Bequest had included negro boy John. Judgement 
that the court accepted the copy of the will. — Wb. 1, p. 33. 

28. Williamson, Henry. 

Pitt. Nov. 6, 1830. Re-recorded, "in a Loe State of Helgth". Wife: Charlotte Williamson, negro woman 
Aliss, girl Amey, boys Reuben, Allen, Bennet, John, Nathan, children of Aliss, Amy [or Amos?] and 
Edmon. Devise: Williamson Peal, negro girl Lucy and her increase. At wife's death, estate to be sold and 
the money divided in three parts: 1) Henry Williamson Martin son of Mary Martin of Richmond, Va. 



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(under 21 yrs. of age); 2) Elisabeth Jefferson McCoy of Portsmouth, Va.; 3) Winifred Price wife of Thomas 
Price of Alabama, and Lydia Gualtney of Pitt County, to divide equally. Wish negro man Martha "Be 
valued a fare Price and have the Liberty of Chusing S om Person to give the Said value for him." Wish 
negro man Abel Washington and woman Rose "should it be their choice" to stay with my wife, and after 
her death the same privilege as Martha, above. Monies owed to estate be collected and paid over to the 
children of Nancy Johnson to wit — Lydia Salley Elsy and Susan Elizabeth Standi [Note: no commas in 
girls' names], Moses Cobb, Sampson Cobb, Charly Cobb, Allen Mobbly, Christian Harrod, Elizabeth 
Wooton, Salley Cobb wife of Amos Cobb. $300 to be equally divided between Betsey Mobly, Matilda Gay, 
Susan Gay, Lucinda Utly and Willey Mobly also to Sally Lewis $40. To Stephen Cobb, Gray Cobb Senr., 
Jonas Cobb, Edward Cobb, James? Lewis, Elizabeth Smith, all relatives of my former wife, $100 to each. 
Any remainder to the child Henry Williamson Martin for his care and education. If he should not live to 
age, those provisions to Lydia Gualtney and her heirs. Exec: Col. Samuel Vines, and in case of his death, 
John Joiner, Esq. Wits.: James Parker, John Carr. — Wb. 1, p. 34. 

29. Wilson, A. G. 

Pitt. Dec. 26, 1855. Feb. Term 1860. Niece: Mary E. Holliday, all negroes, viz Dick, Penny, Fanny, Joe, Lucy, 
Hoyt, Stephen, James, Virginia, Jack, Jacob and Romeo. To Albina Georgian Holliday and brother Mc. G. 
R. Wilson, the negroes above named in the event that Mary E. Holliday dies without heirs. Exec: John S. 
Smith. "Witnessed by A. G. Wilson in his own handwriting." (Probate note: David Moore, C. C. Perkins, 
Wm. H. Perkins and Sydney Daniel all identified the handwriting.) — Wb. 1, p. 36. 

30. Evans, Elizabeth. 

Pitt. Dec. 26, 1851. No probate date (re-recorded). Dau.: Nancy Brown, negro woman Pleasant and negro 
girls Frances and Delia. Dau.: Martha Forbes, negro boy Ceasar and negro girl Matilda. Four grandsons: 
James, John, Gustavus and Richard Evans, negro girl Alvena. Grandson: Stephen Johnson. Granddaus.: 
Martha F. Brown, Mary D. Forbes and Martha E. Forbes. My two daus. Nancy and Martha. Remainder of 
estate divided 3 ways: dau. Nancy Brown, dau. Martha Forbes, and the 4 grandsons James, John, 
Gustavus and Richard Evans. Exec: not named. Wits.: W. J. Blow, J. C. Albritton. — Wb. 1, p. 37. 

31. Windham, Sarow. 

Pitt. Nov. 3, 1855. Probate not dated. Dau.: Midian Windham. Sons: John and Ivey Windham. Grandson: 
Howel Robert Roberson. Granddau.: Sarow A. Roberson. Remainder divided between my children, viz: 
Lydia Roberson, John Windham, and Midian Windham. Exec: friend Henry Stancell. Wits.: Jesse Stancell, 
Willie Stancell. — Wb. 1, p. 38. 

32. Jordan, Henry C. 

Pitt. Dec. 14, 1847. Feb. Term 1860. Wife: Emily E. Jordan, sole legatee and Executrix. Wits.: James Murray, 
Sarah M. Gorham. — Wb. 1, p. 39. 

(To be continued in the next issue.) 



Elder William A. Ross 

Eastern Reflector, Greenville, NC, Sept. 7, 1892 

"Elder W. A. ROSS, of this county, recently returned home from a month's trip through several counties in 
the central portion of the State. He traveled over fourteen counties, went as far over in Virginia as 
Danville, and while away attended three Associations. He reports that his entire trip was an exceedingly 
pleasant one. He tells the Reflector that in all his travels he did not find a Third partyite at any house he 
visited. Uncle Alfred is a close observer and a good judge of men, and would been sure to have spotted a 
Third party man had he come across one. He is not only a good man and a good preacher, but he is the 
best Democrat in Pitt County." 



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Pitt County Bastardy Bonds 




1858-1861 

Abstracted and contributed by Roger Kammerer, originals at the North Carolina Archives, Raleigh, NC. 
Race is assumed to be white in all instances. 



Father Named: 


Mother: 


Date of Arrest Notice: 


BarnhilL J. H. 


Whitehurst, Dicey Jane 


1861 


Bibb, James H. 


Willoughby, Lydia 


1861 


Briley, Wm. B. 


Louisa Bryan 


1859 


Brown, Jesse R 


Meeks, Penelope A. 


1859 he had left the county 


Butler, Henry 


Smith, Freebee Ann 


1859 


Campbell, John A. 


Green, Sarah A. 


1859 


Case, Green 


Anders, Mary 


1862 


Crawford, Wm. Henry 


Harris, Elizabeth 


1858 


Johnson, Lemuel 


Crisp, Mary Jane 


1857 


Davis, John 


Corbet, Jane 


1861 


Jones, John of Greene Co. 


Grizzard, Elizabeth 


1857 child named Ann Eliza b. Dec. 1857 


Hanrahan, James A. 


Hindsley, Margaret 


1858 


Harrington James 


Braxton, Penny 


1859 


Harris, James R 


Williams, Senthy 


1859 


Holliday, G. R. 


Wethersby, Martha 


1860 


Mayo, James 


Pridgin, Eliz. 


1858 


Miller, Oliver 


Boyed, Debbie Ann 


1861 


Mills, Naseby, Jr. 


Pettit, Mary 


1860 


Moore, George W. 


Overton, Harriet 


1858 


Parker, George W. 


Corbit, Jane 


1858 


Peoples, Horrel 


Peoples, Lisa 


1860 


Simpkins, Benj. 


Albert, Nancy 


1859 


Smith, Major B. 


McLawhorn, Harriet 


1858 


Stephens, Cornelius 


Overton, Harriet 


1861 


(Refused to name) 


Smith, Marina 


1858 January (court refused to pay for care) 


Stokes, George B. 


Haddock, Sophia 


1861 


Tucker, William R. 


Stokes, Ally R. 


1859 Tucker a planter in Taft's Distr. 


Ward, Timothy W. of Mart. Co. 


Davenport, Allse 


1858 


White, Fred. 


Jones, Elizabeth 


1858 



1868-1875 

Abstracted from the originals in the North Carolina Archives, Raleigh, NC, and contributed by Brenda 
Davis Stocks. Race is included only if so indicated in the original (which was not always the case). 

Hannah Tyson vs. Benja S Sheppard. Date of ace, Sept. 12, 1870. 

Mary Liza Carney, a bastard child, Nov. 10, 1870, Warren Brown of Edgecombe Co., NC. 
Oleif Harris vs. Levi Worthington, Nov. 15, 1870. 
Ollie Harris vs. Levi Worthington, Aug. 10, 1870. 
Ollie Harris vs. Levi Worthington, Aug. 10, 1870. 
Ollie Harris vs. Levi Worthington, Sept. 28, 1870. 

Musie Atkinson vs. Joseph Atkinsen, Sept. 1, 1870. Armussie Atkinson (Sept. 7, 1870). 
Sabina C. Gray vs. Guilford Andrews, Aug. 14, 1871. Also written Sebiney C. Gray. 

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Issobella Tisan vs. Peter Spell, Jan. 20, 1871. 
Adeline Perkins vs. Henry Parker, Oct. 5, 1870. 
Margarete Pitt vs. Riley Dupree, Mar. 23, 1871. 
Marian Gray (black) vs. Stephen Mayo, Sept. 3, 1868. 
Easther Andrews vs. Silas Andrews, Aug. 9, 1869 (black). 
Alice Gorham vs. Mayo Boyd, Aug. 15, 1871. 

Alace Gorham vs. Major Boyd (black, once a slave of Abram Boyd), Feb. 19, 1868. Girl child 6 mo. old. 

Fany Gray (colored) vs. Stephen May (colored), Nov. 7, 1868. 

Ann J. Carney (colored) vs. Guilford Jenkins (colored), June 3, 1868. 

Lucinda Novel vs. William Harris, Apr. 17, 1871. 

Gatsey Harris vs. Boston Phillips, Dec. 7, 1870. Child delivered within last 2 yrs. 
Elizabeth Tripp vs. Shim Tyson, Mar. 13, 1871. With child. 
Martha Wiggens vs. Greg Wooten, Oct. 12, 1870. Child 2 yr. old. 
Susan Davenport vs. C. J. Rollins, Oct. 5, 1870. Had child. 

Martha Bell vs. Providence McGowan alias Cooper, May 20, 1870. Child 5 weeks, old, male. 

Meranda Claton (Clayton) vs. Charles Cox, Sept. 23, 1871. Male child 6 mo. old Sept. 20, 1871. 

Caroline Robeson vs. Brutus Granger. Oct. 4, 1870. With child. 

Lucinda Williams vs. Sam Page (Martin Co.), Oct. 6, 1870. Has been delivered. 

Mariah Gray vs. Stephen Mayo, Oct. 13, 1870. She is big with child. 

Betsy Ann Brother vs. Wiley Briley, July 6, 1871. Has been delivered of child. 

Harrett Braxton vs. Jourdan Darden, Jan. 23, 1871. With child. 

Ella Bell vs. Jordan Thigpen, May 3, 1872. Child delivered. 

Bettie Hardy vs. Daniel Forbes, Dec. 5, 1872. Child delivered. 

Laney Peebles vs. Oliver P. Humber, Feb. 12, 1872. Aug. 7, 1871, has delivered child. 

Catherine Pugh (colored) vs. Orange Chapman (col.), Dec. 21, 1872. Two male children 2 mo. old. 

Sarah Chapman vs. Rufus Nelson, Aug. 9, 1872. With child. 

Sallie Ann Herengton (Harrington) vs. Joseph Poller, Mar. 27, 1873. Has a child. 

Jane Smith vs. Reuben Rhem, June 14, 1873. Has child. 

Genni Wiggins vs. Winsor Tisan, Dec. 3, 1870. With child. 

Betty Langley vs. Blunt Carr, Dec. 20, 1873. Has child [?]. Dec. 19, 1873 is with child. 

Jane Bryan vs. Richard Burney, Mar. 16, 1872. Has child. 

Elender Cannon vs. James Warren, June 7, 1873. Has male child. 

Signa Cannon vs. Henry Brown, Oct. 17, 1872. With child. 

Henrietta Grimes vs. John Anderson, Aug. 15, 1873. Male child age of 3 mo. 

Clarissa Jones vs. John B. Wiloughby, Dec. 4, 1872. With child. May 22, 1873, has delivered child. 

Hannah Peables vs. James Herrington, Sept. 1, 1874. Child 13 mo. old. 

Jane Dawson, refuses to name father, Apr. 24, 1874. With child. 

Jane Tripp vs. William Forrest, July 18, 1872. Child nearly 2 yrs. old. 

Catherine Davis (colored) vs. Augustus (Gustus) Moye, July 18, 1872. Has male child between 2-3 yrs. old. 
Silvy Perkins vs. Robbert Ralston, Aug. 29, 1874. With child. 

Ciddy Nobles, no father named, Dec. 11, 1875. Has girl child named Lizzie about one yr. old. 

Lottie Barrett vs. John Foreseyth, Dec. 17, 1875. With child. 

America Gaskins vs. Guilford Quinerly, Mar. 26, 1875. Child 3 mo. old. 

Betsy (Elizabeth) Moore, alias Betsy Case, vs. Warren Cobb, Apr. 17, 1875. 

Mary Craft vs. Spier Weatherington, Apr. 8, 1875. Already delivered. 

Sarah Ann McGlohon vs. Craven Sumerell, Mar. 10, 1875. Child 8 weeks old. 

Sallie Dewd vs. — refused to name father, Oct. 1, 1875. 

Henrietta Galloway, no father named, Oct. 1, 1875. Big with child. 

Fillis Dawson, no father named, Oct. 1, 1875. Big with child. 

Nelly Bullock, no father named, Oct. 1, 1875. Big with child. 

Elsy Deloach vs. Mike Atkinson, Oct. 10, 1875. With child. 

Susan Arnold, refused to swear child, Dec. 20, 1875. Big with child. 

Ellen Bates, refused to swear child, Oct. 15, 1875. Big with child. Chicod township. 

Arminte Teel vs. Lemuel Atkinson, Jan. 27, 1876. 



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Easter Parker, Oct. 14, 1873. Bastard born. Falkland Township. 

Grace Dupree vs. Austin Dupree, Feb. 25, 1875. Female child born June 1874. 

Elene Eaborn vs. Anderson Roams (Rome), Aug. 31, 1874. With child. 

Mary Randolph vs. Benjamin Telfair, Oct. 4, 1875. 

Catharine Tucker vs. Redman Braddy (Brady), Oct. 4, 1875. 

Easter Keel vs. father not named, Feb. 25, 1875. Male child born Feb. 1875. 

Frances Wooten vs. Wester Langley, Aug. 31, 1874. 



List of Pitt County Justices, 1764 

Found in the Records of the States of the United States, N. C. D. 25.x, reel 1. The microfilm is located in the 
NC Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. Contributed by Roger 



Kammerer. 




PITT 




Issued 


Edward SALTER 


6 December 


John HARDEE 


1760 




Jo.n SIMPSON 


William SPEIRS 


Sherriff 


John SIMPSON 


Court Day 


Edward STAFFORD 


on the 


John TYSON 


last Tuesday 


George MOY 


February 




May and 


Francis HOBSON 


August 


Robert Lance DANIEL 


November 


John SPEIR 


Issued 5 May 


Abraham TYSON 


1762 




Issued 21 April 


Benja. BOWERS 


1761 




Issued 1 Jany 


Richd. EVANS 


1763 




Novr. 19 


Alexr. STEWART 


1764 


Amos ATKINSON 




Cha.s FORBES 



9 

10 
11 

12 



1 
2 

wont qualify 
3 

moved to So. Carolina 

4 

5 

out of the County 
6 

Dead 



10 
11 
12 



Hon. John S. Harris 

Eastern Reflector, Greenville, NC, Sept. 5, 1894 

"Hon. John S. HARRIS, who by the way, raises some of the finest tobacco grown in the county, came 
down with a load last week. He sold with the Eastern and we are glad to say was well pleased. Mr. 
HARRIS'S elegant home ten miles from Greenville is a model of all that makes home life happy. His is 
truly a home of the new South type." 



PCGQ May 2001 14 



Vines-Speight Family Lawsuit 



Contributed by Roger Kammerer. The following are notes from a lawsuit from 1890 that were in File J. 1248, 
Wilson County Courthouse in 1938. These typewritten notes from 1938 are found in the Tabitha DeVisconti 
Papers, #480, ECU Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. See 
also: PCGQ, Vol. 3, Feb. 1996, for photo of Godfrey S. Johnston and wife; PCGQ, Vol. 4, Nov. 1997 for letters 
concerning the Johnston Family; and PCGQ, Vol. 4, Feb. 1997 for the bible of James Johnston. 




Plaintiffs by their Great Aunt Mary V SMAW. whole sister of Sam VINES and Elizabeth SPEIGHT. 
William SMAW- Ellen FARROW- Wm. EBORN- Mary REID- Mary C. WILLIAMS- Martha RIDDLE- Ellen 
BARNARD- Sally EBORN- Margaret CLOSS- Sophia WILLIAMSON- Flavius SMAW- Anne CUTHRELL- 
Laura BROWN- Sam WHITE. 

Sam VINES died intestate 18th Nov. 1844. 

Latita JOHNSTON who was a neice of Sam VINES and second cousin of Cora B. WARD left issue: 
Franklin JOHNSTON a son of one of the plaintiffs. 

Robt. JOHNSTON, dead leaving issue the plaintiffs: R. N. JOHNSTON, Martha BROOKS, I. N. 
JOHNSTON, M. A. WILLIAMS, James JOHNSTON, Louvinia BITTIS; also Chas. JOHNSTON another son 
of Latitia JOHNSTON who is dead leaving issue the plaintiff Charles H. JOHNSTON; also James 
JOHNSTON another son of Latitia JOHNSTON who is dead leaving issue the plaintiffs: G. S. 
JOHNSTON, J. H. JOHNSTON, J. F. JOHNSTON, Mary T. OWEN, H. A. MOORE wife of T. J. MOORE. 
H. A. MOORE is dead leaving issue the plaintiffs: Ella MOORE, Corrinne FELTON, Milton MOORE, Calle 
ELLIS and Mary MOORE. 

John Vines JOHNSTON, another son of Latitia JOHNSTON who is dead leaving issue: Olivia 
JOHNSTON, Fanny JOHNSTON, Bettie JOHNSTON and John JOHNSTON. 

Latitia EVANS, daughter of Latitia JOHNSTON who is dead leaving issue: William EVANS, Stephen 
EVANS, Joe EVANS and James EVANS. 

Stephen JOHNSTON, another son of Latitia JOHNSTON who is dead leaving issue the plaintiff S. M. 
JOHNSTON. 

Mary SUMMERELL, daughter of Latitia JOHNSTON who is dead leaving issue the plaintiffs: Latitia 
DUPREE and M. L. ROUNTREE. 

Martha STANCILL, daughter of Latitia JOHNSTON who is dead leaving issue the plaintiffs: R. W. 
STANCILL, Nathan STANCILL, Jas. STANCILL, Godfrey STANCILL, T. J. STANCILL, Ella STANCILL, 
Alice STANCILL, Josephine STANCILL, Emma STANCILL, Virginia FORBES and Olivia HODGES. 

Charlie VINES, son of Tno. VINES who was a brother of Samuel VINES. 
Charles VINES had issue: 

John VINES, who is dead and has issue: Mary SUGGS, Olivia BARNES and Linda COBB. 

Charles VINES Jr., who is dead and has issue the plaintiffs: T. B. VINES, W. W. VINES, J. T. VINES, C. C. 

VINES, Martha W. COOK, Nannie V. TERRELL and Mary V. BROWN, wife of G. E. BROWN, who is dead 

leaving issue the plaintiff Lula BROWN. 

Latitia Vines NEWTON 

Questions asked Tas. P. SPEIGHT at time of action in 1890: Tas. P. SPEIGHT grandson of Capt. Seth 
SPEIGHT aged 76 in 1890. 

Question: State if you know of your own knowledge or from report in your family connections, how 
many brothers and sisters Samuel VINES left him surviving, or if dead had issue living at Cora B. 
WARD'S death? 

Answer: one half brother by the name of John VINES, then my grandmother Elizabeth SPEIGHT and 
Mary SMAW were his own sisters. Elizabeth SPEIGHT was the wife of Seth SPEIGHT Sr., and Mary 
SMAW the wife of Thomas SMAW and daughters of William VINES, the father of Samuel VINES. They 
all left issue living at Cora B. WARD'S death. 



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Question: Who were the issue of Elizabeth SPEIGHT? 
Answer: 

(1) William Vines SPEIGHT 

(2) Seth SPEIGHT Jr. 

(3) Thos. SPEIGHT 

(4) Mary S. GIBBONS 

(5) Fanny S. HARPER 

(6) Lemon SPEIGHT 

(7) Nancy S. POPE 

(8) Jesse SPEIGHT 

William Vines SPEIGHT had issue: Elizabeth S. STANTON, Harriet S. DARDEN wife of W. A. DARDEN 
Sr., Temperance LITTLE wife of Wm. LITTLE, Nancy LITTLE wife of Seth LITTLE, Edwin G. SPEIGHT 
now dead- no issue. 

Seth SPEIGHT Jr. had issue: Jas. P. SPEIGHT 

Thos. SPEIGHT had issue: Thomas L. SPEIGHT, Elizabeth SPEIGHT, Jno. S. SPEIGHT, Louis Skidmore 
SPEIGHT, and Cicero SPEIGHT. 

Mary S. GIBBONS had issue: Elizabeth HARPER wife of Ormond HARPER, Nancy HARPER wife of Jno. 
HARPER, Marinda MOSELEY wife of Matthew MOSELEY, Mary Lassiter wife of Stephen LASSITER, Jas. 
GIBBONS, Seth GIBBONS, and Henry H. GIBBONS. 

Fanny S. HARPER had issue: John J. HARPER, Wm. HARPER, Harriet HARPER and Martha HARPER. 
Lemon SPEIGHT had issue: Nancy S. DERING, Celia S. JOYNER, and Mary S. BEAMAN. 
Nancy S. POPE died leaving no issue. 

Jesse SPEIGHT had issue the plaintiffs: Maria S. HOLLIDAY wife of Jno. HOLLIDAY, Penelope S. CAN- 
NON wife of Thos. CANNON, Elizabeth DIXON wife of Samuel DIXON and Joseph W. SPEIGHT. 



Homecoming 2001 for the Tripp Family 

233 Years in Pitt County, NC 
Saturday, June 23, 2001 
12:00 Noon 

Ryan's Family Restaurant 
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Harry Harris, Revolutionary War Soldier 



The following petition is found in the General Assembly Session Records, Petitions, Nov. 1821-Jan. 1822, NC 
Archives, Raleigh, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



"To the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina 
The Petition of Harry HARRIS humbly Sheweth. 

That your Petitioner enlisted as a private in Capt. MOORES Company in the 10th Regiment of the North 
Carolina Continental line for three and served out his tour as will appear by the Muster Rolls. That he has 
never received any warrant for his bounty lands nor authorised any other person to receive the same for 
him. He therefore prays that you would take his case under Consideration and grant him such relief as in 
your wisdom may be right & he as in duly bound will ever pray 

Harry HARRIS 

State of North Carolina Pitt County 

this Day Came Before me Rodrick CHERRY one of the Justices of the Peace in and for the County of Pitt 
Mr Harry HARRIS of Said County and after Being first Duly Sworn in Due form Deposeth and Sayeth as 
follows to wit that he the Deponant was a Continental Soldier in the Revolutionary war and in the North 
Carolina Line and the Deponant further Say that to the Best of his knowledge that he Did Inlist near 
about the 7th of June 1777 for three years and under Capt MOORE and was Attached to the tenth 
R idg ement and marched first to the North and then to the South and after his time of Service was Dis- 
charged and is now Living in the County of Pitt North Carolina and the Deponant further Sayeth and that 
on his oath that he has not Drawn his warrant nor Directed any Person to Draw the same and he the 
Deponant further Sayeth and that on his oath that he has not Sold Conveyed nor Transfered his Right and 
title of the above Claim to any Person or Persons what Ever and further this Deponant Sayeth not Sworn 
to and Subscribed Before me this 11th D ecm ber 1821 Harry [his H marke] HARRIS {Seal} 

Attest Rodrick CHERRY JP 

State of North Carolina Pitt County we the two Justices of the Peace whos names are under written Doe 
hereby Certify that Harry HARRIS of Said County is aman of high Credibility and that full faith and 
Credit has and ought to be given to his Testamoney as Such, and has Been given from his youth up to this 
Day December 12th 1821 R. CHERRY JP {Seal} 

Jos BLOUNT JP {Seal} 

State of North Carolina Pitt County} I Alexander EVANS Clerk of the County Court of Pitt do hereby 
Certify that Roderick CHERRY and Joseph BLOUNT are acting Justices of the Peace for the County 
aforesaid & that due faith & Credit hath been given them as Such given under my hand and Seal of office 
in Greensville this the 12th of December 1821 

Alexander EVANS CLK 

State of North Carolina Pitt County 

this Day Came Before me Rodrick CHERRY one of the Justices of the Peace in and for said County Mr 
William O. BRYAN and after Being Duly Sworn in Due form According to Law Deposeth and Sayeth as 
follows to wit. that he the Deponant was well knowing to the Enlistment of Harry HARRIS of Pitt 
County for so his name has Ever Been Cajd Before the Revolutionary war and since, and the Deponant 
further sayeth and that on his oath that to the Best of his knowledge that Said Harry HARRIS Enlisted on 
or about the 7th of June 1777 for three years under Capt MOORS Command and was Attached to the 
tenth R edg ement and marched first to the North and then to the South and after his Return home to oke 
up his Residence in the County of Pitt North Carolina whare he is now Living, and the Deponant further 
Sayeth and that on his oath that Said Harry HARRIS has often told him the Deponant that he has never 
Drawn his Claim of Land for his Millitary Servks and knew not to Com at the Same and further this 
Deponant Sayeth not Sworn to and Subcribed Before me this 10th D ecm ber 1821 
Atest R. CHERRY J. P. William O [his + marke] BRYAN {Seal}" 



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New Bern District Court Cases 



The following court cases were taken from the New Bern District, Criminal Action Papers, DSCR 206. 326. 
3, NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



"State vs David ADAMS Indictment for Murder 

State of North Carolina 

Newbern District March Term 1792} 

The Jurors for the State upon their oath present that David ADAMS late of Beaufort County plantor not 
having the fear of God before his Eyes but being moved and seduced by the instigation of the Devil on 
the second day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety one, and in the 
Sixteenth Year of American Independance with force and arms in the County of Beaufort aforesaid in and 
upon One Anthony MILLS in the peace of God and the State then and there being, feloniously Wilfully, 
and of his malice aforethought did make an assault. And that the said David ADAMS with both his hands 
and feet, he the said Anthony MILLS to and against the ground, then and there feloniously wilfully and 
of his malice aforethought did cast, throw, and pull down, and the same Anthony MILLS so upon the 
ground lying he the said David ADAMS with both hands and feet of him the said David ADAMS, the 
said Anthony MILLS in and upon the Head, breast, back, stomach, and Sides, of the said Anthony MILLS 
then and there feloniously, wilfully, and of his malice aforethought, did strike, beat, and kick, giving to 
the said Anthony MILLS aswell by the casting throwing and pulling down of him the said Anthony 
MILLS, with both the hands and and feet of him the said David ADAMS in manner aforesaid Several 
mortal bruises, the said Anthony MILLS languished from the said second day of October till the morning 
of the third day being the day following in the year aforesaid in the County of Beaufort aforesaid, and 
languishing did live, on which said third day of October in the said sixteenth year of American indepen- 
dence as aforesaid in the same year being the day following, the said Anthony MILLS in the said county 
of Beaufort of the said several mortal bruises aforesaid died, and so the Jurors aforesaid upon their oath 
aforesaid do say that the said David ADAMS the said Anthony MILLS in manner and form aforesaid 
feloniously, wilfully and of his malice aforethought did kill and murder against the peace and dignity of 
the State." 



"State of North Carolina} 

District of Newbern} State vs Willam ALDRIDGE Indictment for Murder 
Superior Court of Law March Term 1794 

The Jurors for the State upon their oath present that William ALDRIDGE late of the County of Lenoir 
within the district of Newbern aforesaid Bricklayer not having the fear of God before his eyes but being 
moved and seduced by the instigation of the Devil on the twenty third day of December in the year of our 
Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety three and in the nineteenth year of the Independance of the 
State, with force and arms in the County of Lenoir within the district of Newbern aforesaid in and upon 
the body of one Jesse FARMER in the peace of God and the State then and there being feloniously wilfully 
and of his malice afore thought did make an assault and that the said William ALDRIDGE in his right 
hand then and there had and held the said Jesse FARMER in and upon the left side of the belly near the 
groin of him the said Jesse FARMER then and there feloniously wilfully and of his malice aforethought 
did strike wound and thrush, giving to the said Jesse FARMER then and there with the knife aforesaid in 
and upon the aforesaid left side of the belly near the groin of him the said Jesse FARMER One mortal 
wound of the breadth of two Inches and of the depth of two Inches of which said mortal wound the said 
Jesse FARMER from the said twenty third day of december in the year aforesaid untill the twenty ninth 
day of the same month december in the same year in the County of Lenoir aforesaid with in the district of 
Newbern aforesaid did languish and languishing did live on which said twenty ninth day of December in 
the year aforesaid in the County of Lenoir aforesaid within the district aforesaid of the said mortal wound 
so then and there given as aforesaid died. And so the Jurors aforesaid upon their oath aforesaid do say 
that the said William ALDRIDGE the said Jesse FARMER in manner and form aforesaid, feloniously 
wilfully and of his malice aforethought did kill and murder against the peace and dignity of the State. " 



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"The State vs Solomon CHERRY et al. Indt: Riot 
Newbern District May Term 1790 

The Jurors for the State upon their oath present that, Solomon CHERRY, William CHERRY, Charles 
WALDOM and Willis CHERRY late of Pitt County yeomen, John SMITH, John COUNSEL, Frederick 
JONES and John EDMUNDSON late of Martin County yeomen and David MAY, Thomas JENKINS, 
Walker NIGHT and Jesse NIGHT late of Edgecombe County yeomen, on the fifth day of April, in the year 
of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety, and in the fourteenth year of the Independance of 
the State, with force and arms, in the county of Dobbs, in the said District, did unlawfully, riotously and 
routously assemble and gather together to disturb the peace of the State, and being then and there so 
assembled and gathered together the dwelling house of one John WORSLEY then and there with force 
and arms against the will of the said John WORSLEY, unlawfully, riotously and r out ously did enter, and 
in and upon the said John WORSLEY in the peace of God and thye State then and there being, with force 
and arms then and there unlawfully, riotously and routously did make an assault, and him the said John 
WORSLEY then and there with force and arms, against his will and without any legal warrant authority 
or justifiable cause, unlawfully, riotously and r out ously did imprison and detain for the space of six 
hours, and other wrongs to him then and there unlawfully, riotously and r out ously did, to his great 
damage and against the peace and dignity of the State. A. MOORE Att Genl." 



"New bern District 

Superior Court of Law November Term 1790. 

The Jurors for the State upon their oath present that Thomas SUMMERLAINE late of Pitt County Yeoman 
in the Twenty eighth day of February in the year of our Lord one Thousand seven hundred and eighty 
nine, and in the thirteenth year of the Independence of the State, with force and arms in the County of Pitt 
in the said District, in and upon John WORSLEY then and there with force and arms, unlawfully, injuri- 
ously and against the Will of said John WORSLEY without any legal Warrant, Authority or justifiable 
cause, did Imprison and detain for the space of six hours, and other Wrongs to him, then and there did 
against the peace and dignity of the State. A. MOOR E Att Genl" 



"New bern District 

Superior Court of Law November Term 1790. 

The Jurors for the State upon their oath present that Hardy SMITH late of Pitt County yeoman, on the 
fifth Day of february in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety, and in the four- 
teenth year of the Independence of the State, with force and arms, in the County and District aforesaid, in 
and upon Abraham ADAMS, in the peace of God and the State then and there being did make an assault, 
and him the said ABRAHAM then and there did beat, wound, and ill treat, and other wrongs to him then 
and there did, against the peace and dignity of the State. A. MOOR Att Genl." 



The following court cases were taken from the New Bern District, Criminal Action Papers, DSCR 206. 326. 
4, NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



"State of North Carolina} 

Newbern District} Superior Court of Law Sept Term 1797 

The Jurors for the State upon their oath present that Francis MEEKS late of the County of Glasgow 
Yoeman, Merritt MEEKS late of the same County also Yoeman and Allen MEEKS late of the same County 
also Yoeman with force and arms at the County of Glasgow in the District of Newbern unlawfully riot- 
ously and routously did assemble and gather together to disturb the peace of the said State and being so 
assembled and gathered together and upon one Nathaniel NICHOLS in the peace of God and this State 
then and there being unlawfully, riotously and routously did make an assault and him the said Nathaniel 
NICHOLS then and there unlawfully riotously and routously did beat wound and ill treat so that his life 



PCGQ May 2001 19 



was greatly dispaired of and other wrongs to him the said Nathaniel NICHOLS then and there unlaw- 
fully riotously & routously did to the great damage of the said Nathaniel NICHOLS & against the peace 
and dignity of the State. Blake Baker Atto Genl" 



"State No. Carolina} 
Anson County} 

Be it remembered that Merit MEEKS, Redding MEEKS, Jonas MEEKS Britan MEEKS all of the State and 
county aforesaid came before me John JENNINGS high Sheriff of Anson County and acknowledged 
themselves indebted to the State in the sum of Five Hundred pounds good & lawfull Money to be levied 
and collected off their goods and chattels Lands and Tenements To be void on condition that Merit 
MEEKS do make his personal appearance at & before the Judges of our superior Court of Law to be held 
for the District of Newbern at the Court House in Newbern on the Nineteenth day of September next then 
and there to answer the State upon a Bill of Indictment against him and others for a Riot and not depart 
thence without the Leave of the Court. July 31st 1798. 

Test R,h,d Farr CRAWFORD Dsh Merit MEEKS {Seal} 

Jonas MEEKS {Seal} 
Britain MEEKS {Seal} 
Reading MEEKS {Seal}" 



"State of North Carolina 

Pleas at Pitt County before Robert WILLIAMS Esqr. and other Justices of the County Court of Pleas and 
Quarter Sessions for the county aforesaid of the Term of April 1795. 

State of North Carolina 

Pitt County} of the Term of April A. D. 1795 

The Jurors for the Body of Pitt County do upon their oaths present and say that Benjamin BUCK of said 
County is one of the Constables of the County of Pitt aforesaid & was one of the constables of said 
County Legally & properly appointed by the County Court of said County on 4th day of February last & 
as such had & held in his hands an Execution against William TAYLOR at the Suit & instance of John 
TAYLOR by virtue of which said Execution he the said Benjamin BUCK secretly & Fraudulently & with a 
design and intention to injure defraud & oppress a certain John HADDOCK levied & took into his the 
said Benjamins Possession a certain Negro slave named Bob the property of the said John HADDOCK 
and with a design further to injure & oppress the said HADDOCK the said BUCK, concealed his said 
Levy from the said HADDOCK & neglected to advertise the sale of the said Negro slave at any reason- 
able time or place, but proceeded in a secret and fraudulant manner to sell the said Negro & did actually 
sell the said slave at an unseasonable of the day (to wit) at eight O' Clock in the forenoon of the said 
fourth day of February, when but four Persons were present & himself bid off the said Negro slave at the 
price of Twenty pounds or there abouts, when the said slave was well worth one Hundred & Twenty 
pounds and the Jurors aforesaid present & say that the said Benjamin BUCK artfully & Secretly took said 
Negro into his possession under colour of said Executor with an intention to injure the said HADDOCK, 
that with the same corrupt and wicked intention he failed to advertise the said boy and sale in a reason- 
able time & place and that to effect the same wicked & unjust design he sold the said property at the said 
unusual and unseasonable time and for the sum aforesaid all which actings and doings the Jurors aforesd. 
upon their Oaths as aforesaid do say were Contrary to the duties of his said office of Constable, to the 
great damage of the said John HADDOCK to the evil Example of all others in the like case offending and 
against the peace & Dignity of the State. S. W. ARNETT Atto. fr the State 

John HADDOCK Prosecutor 

John HADDOCK, James GORHAM, William ELKS, Stephen BROOKS, Thomas JONES} Witnesses sworn 
and Sent Geo. EVANS CLK 

Returned a True Bill signed Arthur FORBES foreman 



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Pitt County Wills 

William Ross, 1856 

Wb. 1, p. 28, Pitt County Court House, Greenville, NC. Transcribed and contributed by Elizabeth Ross. 

"In the Name of God Amen; I William ROSS of the State of North Carolina and County of Pitt being of 
Sound and perfect Mind and Memory blessed be God do this fifth day of November in the year of our 
Lord One Thousand and Eight Hundred and Fifty Six make and publish this My Last Will and Testament 
in maner following, that is to Say (vz) first I lend to my well beloved Wife Rebecca ROSS during her 
natural life Two Fether Beds and thear nessasery fernature, also all of My household and kitchen furni- 
ture also all of my meat and land my corn and fodder Ten fat Hogs of her choys. Two Horses of her choys, 
Two Sows and Pigs Two cows and caves all of my sheep, all of my farming utensals, also One gun Boat, 
one Cart, all of my pottery, also one Negro Man by the name of Sam, One Negro worn, by the Name 
Anacu during her life or Widowhood. 

Item. I give unto My Son William A ROSS One Negro girl by the name of Mary and her increas after my 
deth. 

Item. I give unto My Son John L. ROSS one Negro girl by the name of Tabitha and increase after my deth. 
Item. I give unto My Son James R. ROSS One Negro girl by the name Ginney and her increase after my 
deth. 

Item. I give unto my Son Samuel R. ROSS Negro girl by the name of Amey and her increas after deth, 
also one Fether Bed and its nessaccery furntirue, One Cow and Calf, Two Eves and Lamb, Six Stacks of 
Bees, also I leve in the hand of my Son Samuel R. Ross for the good maintainance and intreatment of My 
daughter Sarah ROSS, One Fether Bed and its nessacery furniture, one chest, one Cow and Calf, Two Eves 
and Lambs, also one Negro boy by the name of Wilie, this property that I leve in the hands of my Son 
Samuel R. ROSS is to be sold at her deth and equelly divided betwixt William A. ROSS, John L. ROSS, 
James ROSS, Samuel R. ROSS, Hannah E. OVERTON and Isebella ROEBUCK. 
Item. I give to My Daughter Hannah E. OVERTON one Negro girl by the name of Meriney and her 
increase after my death, also a Small Strap of Land Beginning at a poplar the said Hannah OVERTONs 
Corner Running A Strate Loin [line] to the Winn Loin thens [thence] with said Winns Loin to the Said 
Hannah E. OVERTONs Loin thens with the said Loin to the Beginning containing Fifteen Acres More or 
Less to have and to hold. 

Item. I give unto My Daughter Isebella ROBUCK One Negro girl Gatsy and her increas after my deth. 
Also this property that I lend to my wife at her deth is to be sold and of the Money arising from that Sale I 
give to my little grand Daughter Lemeryan Leviney ROSS Three Hundred Dollars to be paid to her at the 
age of Twenty One years by my Executors if She is then living and if dead or at her deth this Money is to 
be divided Equally betwix William A. ROSS, John L. ROSS and James R. ROSS, The residue of the Money 
arising from that Sale is to be Equally divided betwixt William A. ROSS, John L. ROSS, and James R. 
ROSS; the property left out of this Will is to be sold and After paying my Just debts the residue to be 
Equally divided betwixt William A. ROSS, John L. ROSS, James R. ROSS, Samuel ROSS, Hannah E. 
OVERTON and Isebella ROBUCK and I hereby Make and ordain my Sons William A. ROSS and Samuel 
R. ROSS Executors of this My last Will and Testament in witness whereof I Set My hand and Seal the day 
and year above written. 

Attest Jesse BARNHILL William ROSS {Seal} 

John F. WHICHARD 

August Term 1859 Court of Pleas & Quarter Session of Pitt County 

The foregoing paper writing purporting to be the last will & Testament of William ROSS Deed was 
exhibited in open Court and duly proved according to Law by the oath of Jesee BARNHILL & John F. 
WHICHARD the two Subscribing witnesses to the Same and ordered to be Recorded: then came forward 
William A. Ross one of the Executors therein named and duly Qualified as Such. 
Attest H.SHEPPARD Clerk" 



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Jesse Chapman, 1861 

Wb. 1, p. 79, Pitt County Court House, Greenville, NC. Transcribed and contributed by Elizabeth Ross. 
"State of North Carolina Pitt County 

Know all men by these presents that I Jesse CHAPMAN po sesin g a Sound disposing mind do make and 
ordain this my last will and testatment hereby revoking all others by me made here to fore in manner and 
form following viz: 

Item 1st I give to my beloved wife Polly CHAPMAN the following negro Slaves. Simon and Elen. 
also my money and Notes and all my Stock of every kind. Cattle, Hogs, and Sheep — after Selling enough 
to pay my debts — all my house hold and kitchen furniture, after my death 

Item 2nd I lend unto my beloved mother Eliza OKELY my track of land that my Grand Father, James 
ADAMS, give to me her lifetime and after her death I give the same land to my Brother Freeman OKELY 
to him and his heirs forever. 

Item 3rd I give and bequeath to my Sister Lovey LATHINGHOUSE my track of land that I bought 
adjoining Thomas ADAMS John ADAMS and others, after my death to her and her heirs forever. 
Item 4th and lastly I nominate and appoint my wife Polly CHAPMAN Sole Executor to this my last will 
and testament in testimony I have hereunto Set my hand and seal. 
This 3rd day of Sept. AD 1861 

Sign in the presence of Jesse (his mark) CHAPMAN {Seal} 

Lewis H. SMITH 
Jesse F. CHAPMAN" 

Josiah D. Albritton, 1862 

Wb. 1, p. 79, Pitt County Court House, Greenville, NC. Transcribed and contributed by Elizabeth Ross. 

"I, Josiah D. ALBRITTON of the County of Pitt and State of North Carolina being in Sound mind and 
memory but owing to the un sertn y of my earthly existance do hereby make this paper writing to be my 
last will and testament in maner and form as follows that is to Say Exetor herafter named Shall prepare 
for my body a desent buriel Suteble to the wishes of my friends and shall pay all funeral expences first 
out of the estate which may go into his hands together with all of my just dept to be next paid. Item the 
first — I gave and bequeath all of my estate real personal or mixt to my wife Peny ALBRITTON to hold to 
herself and the lawful hares of her body born and I do hereby constitute and appoint my friend Samuel 
H. LANGLY my Exetor to all tents and purposes to execute this my last will and testament acording to 
my wishes here Set forth. Sined in the presents of two Subscribing witness. — June the 20. 1862. 
Test. 

Jas. L.PAUL Josiah D. ALBRITTON {Seal) 

Randolph MOORE" 



Mutual Aid Society 

Eastern Reflector, Wed. Aug. 29, 1888 

NORTH CAROLINA Pitt County} In Office of Superior Court. 

Notice is hereby given of the Incorporation of the Queen Esther Mutual Aid Society; that the names of the 
incorporators are Jesse E. HOLLIDAY, Fanny E. HOLIDAY, Jorganner WILLAY, James HOLLIDAY, 
Spencer PAYTON, Simon PAYTON, Simon TETTON, Millis TETTON, Hoyt LITTLE, Toney FORMAN, 
Maria PAYTON, Colonel HOLLIDAY, and such others as they may associate with them; that the place of 
business shall be in Pitt county North Carolina, and its general purpose and business is "for the relief of 
sick and disabled members and defraying expenses of their burial and extending other charities to 
dependent members," that the duration of the corporation shall be thirty years, with no capital stock. 

E.A. MOYE Clerk Superior Court 



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Bible Records 



Jonas Williams Bible 

This record came from the Jonas Williams Bible, printed in 1849, that was in the possession of Mrs. Lydia 
Bailey, Tarboro, NC in 1948. It was presented as part of a Williams/Forrest Family history that appeared 
in Guilford Battle Chapter, NSDAR, Greensboro, NC, Misc. Records, 1960, NC Archives. Contributed by 
Roger Kammerer. 

William Forrest, b. 31 Oct. 1761 
Winney Williams, b. 25 Sept. 1791 
Elizabeth Ann Williams, b. 12 July 1823 
Emely Williams, b. 17 April 1825 
Mary Ann Lucretia Williams, b. 9 May 1826 
William Forrest Williams, b. 16 June 1827 
Thomas Williams, b. 15 Nov. 1829 
John H. Williams, b. 16 July 1831 
Elizabeth Williams, b. 5 March 1851 

Martha Churchill, d. June 12, 1853 Member of Church of Christ at Hookerton 

William Forrest Williams, son of Dove M. Williams & Winford, his wife, born June 16, 1827 

Zeloty Williams, daughter of Jesse Hart and Mary, his wife was born April 20, 1832 

Jesse Marcellus Williams, son of Wm F. Williams & Zeloty, his wife, was born Dec. 13, 1854 

Wm. F. Williams & Zeloty Hart married Feb. 28, 1854 

Winneford Williams, died Oct. 15, 1855 

Emely Dail, died 4 Feb. 1883 

Wm. F. Williams, died 25 Nov. 1885 

John Pate, son of Joseph Pate and Elizabeth Pate, his wife, born Sept. 22, 1783 
Giddel Pate, born Aug. 7, 1786 
Elizabeth Pate, born Feb. 21, 1788 
Wm. Pate, born Feb. 22, 1790 

Jack Pate, son of Joseph Pate and Elizabeth Pate, his wife, born Aug. 4, 1794 
Nancy Pate, born June 4, 1794 
Sarah Pate, born Dec. 22, 1796 
Mary Ann Pate, born Feb. 24, 1799 
Marthey Pate, born July 19, 1803 

Warren, a negro boy, born 9 April 1810 

Sory, a negro girl, born Jan. 1821 

Daniel, a negro boy, born Dec. 1835 

Sory, a negro girl, born Oct. 1849 

Rose, a negro girl, born Aug., 1851 

Charles, a negro boy, was born (date torn off) 

Wm. T. Williams & Martha W. Lewis married Oct. 2, 1887 

Mary Jane Williams born April 8, 1829 

Thos. Williams, born Nov. 19, 1829, d. April 11, 1902 

Spencer S. Harris Bible 

This record was transcribed in 1997 by Mrs. Elizabeth Harris Sparrow from the Spencer S. Harris bible in 
possession of his great-granddaughter, Mrs. Edna Foust Harris Dixon, of Farmville, NC. The title pages 
in the front are missing, but the page introducing the New Testament states: " The New Testament of our 
Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, translated out of the Original Greek, and with the Former Translations 
Diligently Compared and Revised. Stereotyped, printed and published by H. & E. Phinney, Cooperstown, 
N. Y., and sold by them at their book-store, and by the booksellers generally in the United States. 1832" 
Contributed by and annotated by Mrs. Elizabeth Harris Sparrow. 

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FAMILY RECORD 



Marriages: 

Spencer S. Harris and Mary Dudley was married the 9th day of February 1826 

Spencer S. Harris and Margaret D. Taylor was married the 20th day of May 1830 

Sarah Ann Harris and John Randolph was married the 25th day of July 1854 

Henry Harris and Annie S. Thompson was married the 6th day of October 1857 

L. Victoria Harriss and W. L. Dew were married the 11th day of July 1867 

John S. Harriss and Emma L. Foust were married the 13th day of Dec. 1870 

Henry Harris and Jennie Bynum were married the 23 day of October 1881 

William T. Harris and Nannie Dew were married the 22nd day of Aug 1887 

Elias S. Harriss and Ida B. Creech were married the 3rd day of August 1887 

May M. Harriss and Robert B. Whitehead were married the 16th day of December 1896 

Births: 

Henry Harriss Son of Timothy Harriss was born the 15th day Jany 1759 

Spencer S. Harriss son of Henry Harriss was born the 20th of Aug 1805 

Margaritt Harriss wife of S. S. Harriss was born Jany 10th 1801 

Spencer Harriss son of S. S. Harriss and Mary his wife was born lithe of May 1828 

Mary Harriss daughter of S. S. Harriss and Margarett his wife was born the 10th day of May 1831 

Henry Harriss, son of S. S. Harriss and Margarett his wife, was born the 17th of September 1832 

Sarah Ann Harriss daughter of S. S. and Margarett his wife was born 11th of July 1834 

Margarett Jane Harriss daughter of S. S. Harriss and Margarett his wife was born the 24th of Octr 1836 

Elisabeth Harriss daughter of S. S. Harriss and Margarett his wife was born the 16th of September 1838 

L. Victoria Harriss daughter of S. S. Harriss and Margarett his wife was born the 17th of September 1840 

John S. Harriss Son of S. S. Harriss and Margarett his wife was born the 10th of September 1843 

William T. Harriss son of S. S. Harriss and Margarett his wife was born the 17th of May 1846 

Deaths: 

Mary Harriss wife of Spencer S. Harriss departed this life the 11th of May 1828 

Richard Harriss son of S. S. and Mary his wife died the 9th of April 1836. (Crossed out) [This Richard 
Harriss may have been Spencer S. Harriss's uncle, the brother of Henry Harris (b. Jan. 15, 1759, d. by 
1826)] 

Spencer Harriss son of S. S. and Margarett Harriss his wife died the 4th of September 1838. [Although 
Margarett raised this son, Spencer actually was the son of Mary, not Margarett. He was born May 11, 
1828, the day that his mother, Mary, died] 

Mary Harriss daughter of S. S. and Margarett Harriss his wife died 29th of Sept. 1841 

Margarett Jane Harriss daughter of S. S. and Margarett Harriss his wife departed this life 13th of August 

1852 

Jesse S. Randolph son of John and Sarah Ann Randolph died 17th of August 1855 

Sarah Ann Randolph wife of John Randolph and daughter of S. S. and Margarett Harriss his wife died 

28th of August 1855 

Bettie Harriss daughter of S. S. Harriss and Margarett his wife died 22nd of August 1858 
Emma L. Harriss, wife of John S. Harris died Oct. 1st 1901 
John S. Harris son of Spenser S. Harris Died Oct. 20th 1908 
William T. Harris son of Spenser S. Harris Died March 19th 1905 

Miscellaneous: 

On the inside front cover of the bible is a list of names written in pencil: Henry, Sherrod, Ishmael, Daniel, 
David, Collins, Jesse. Three of these names are also written on the inside back cover of the Bible: 
Ishmeal, negro of Spencer Harris, was born June the 25, 1855. 
Henry was born March the 5, 1855. 
Sherard was born June the 1, 1855. 



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John Spencer Harris Bible 

This record was transcribed in 1997 by Mrs. Elizabeth Harris Sparrow from the John Spencer Harris bible 
in possession of his granddaughter, Mrs. Edna Foust Harris Dixon, of Farmville, NC. The cover is 
missing but the title page in the front states: " The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments: of 
our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Translated out of The Original Tongues; and with the Former Transla- 
tions Diligently Compared and Revised. New York American Bible Society, Instituted in the Year 1872." 

FAMILY RECORD 

Marriages: 

John S. Harris and Emma L. Foust were married December the 13th. 1870 

Maggie May Harris and Robert B Whitehead were married December 16th 1896. 

John T. Harris and Vivian Parker were married Oct. 23rd 1907. 

Henry S. Harris & Susie Seville were married August 18, 1908. 

Wm. Howard Harris & Hulda Louise Dixon were married Jan. 16th 1912. 

Edna Foust Harris and John Daniel Dixon were married Apr. 20, 1938 

Vivian Parker Harris and William Hubert Taylor were married July 4, 1936. 

Mary Alice Harris and Charles J. Howell were married Apr. 21, 1946 

James Edward Harris and Mary Paul were married Apr. 20, 1946 

John D. Dixon, Jr. & Linda Sue Street 1964 

Su-Su (Edna Foust II) Dixon & Walter Rex Hodges Jr. married 1969 
Vivian Lu Dixon & Robert Allen Manekin married 1972 

Births: 

John Spencer Harris was born September the 10th 1843 
Emma Lockhart Foust was born October the 11th 1851 

Maggie May Harris daughter of Emma L. and John S. Harris was born Nov. 29th 1871. 

Henry Spencer Harris son of Emma L. and John S. Harris was born Jan 4th 1874 

Charles Frederick Harris son of Emma L. and John S. Harris was born Jan 17th 1876 

Elizabeth Rowena Harris daughter of Emma L. and John S. Harris was born Jan. 16th, 1879 

John Thomas Harris son of Emma L. and John S Harris was born Jan. 19th. 1882 

Emma Lena Harris daughter of Emma L. and John S Harris was born July 24th. 1886 

William Howard Harris, son of Emma L. and John S. Harris was born Nov. 13. 1890. 

Elizabeth Whitehead daughter of May H. & Robert B. Whitehead was born Oct. 2nd 1897. 

Edna Foust Harris daughter of Vivian P. and John T. Harris was born Sept. 27th 1908. 

Henry Spencer Harris Jr. son of Susie S. and Henry S. Harris was born Nov. 4th 1909. 

John Thomas Harris Jr. son of Vivian P. and John T. Harris was born June 25th 1910 

Vivian Parker Harris daughter of Vivian P. and John T. Harris was born July 2, 1913. 

Mary Alice Harris daughter of Vivian P. and John T. Harris was born May 27, 1915 

Joseph Parker Harris son of Vivian P. and John T. Harris was born Apr. 3, 1912 died June 27 1912 

Francis Holt Harris son of Vivian P. and John T. Harris was born July 11, 1921 died Dec. 10, 1921 

Jas. Edward Harris son of Jno. T & Vivian was born May 22, 1922 

Wm Thos. Harris, son of Howard & Louise Harris was born Oct. 7, 1912 

Richard Dixon Harris, son of Howard & Louise Harris, born Mch 20 1914 

David Thurman Harris, son of Howard & Louise Harris, born Dec 20, 1915 

Allen Moore Harris, son of Howard & Louise Harris, born Jan. 30, 1919 

James Howard Harris, son of Howard & Louise Harris, born Apr. 13, 1921 

John Daniel Dixon Jr., son of Edna Foust Harris & John D. Dixon was born 1940 

Edna Foust (Su-Su) Dixon daughter of Edna Foust Harris & John D. Dixon was born 1945 

Vivian Lu Dixon daughter of Edna Foust Harris & John D. Dixon, was born 1948 

Jo Anne Taylor, daughter of Vivian Parker Harris & Wm Hubert Taylor was born 1940 

Deaths: 

Emma Lena died July 4th 1887 nearly one year old 
Bettie died Feb. 25. 1889. Aged ten years and nine days. 

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Emma L. Harris wife of John S. Harris. Died Oct. 1st 1901. 
John S. Harris died Oct. 20th 1908. 
Henry S. Harris, died Nov. 1st 1911 
Wm Howard Harris died Oct. 2, 1921 
John T. Harris died Sept. 3, 1958 

Vivian Parker Harris, wife of John Thomas Harris died Mch. 22, 1929 
May Whitehead Moore, died 

Major Clarke Bible 

Taken from a typewritten copy found in the NC Bible Records, Book C, NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Major Clarke, son of John Clarke and Mary, his wife was born October, 1727, and died the 23 of Feb in the 

year of Our Lord 1786. 
Mary Clarke wife of Major Clarke was born Oct 27 in the year of our Lord Christ 1732. 
Major and Mary were married March 29th 1755. 
Ann Clarke daughter of Major Clarke and Mary his wife was born 

Oct 28th in the year of our Lord Christ 1757. 
William Clarke, son of Major Clarke and Mary Clarke was born 

Oct 27th, in the year of our Lord Christ 1758. 
Mary Clarke daughter of Major Clarke and Mary Clarke was born 

July 22 in the year of our Lord Christ 1762. 
Elizabeth Clarke daughter of Major Clarke and Mary his wife was born March 31st 1764. 
Henry Clarke son of Major Clarke was born July 17th 1767. 
Samuel Clarke son of Major Clarke and Mary his wife was born Feb 19th 1776. 

SLAVES 

Frank was born May 4th (page torn) 
Calwas " " Nov 5th 

" " " 9th 

Isaac " " June 24th 
Sutton " " Sep 2 171_ (?) 

Dinah was born Sep 5 17 

Gabe " " July 15th 1779 
Prince " " March 20 th 1780 
Tom was born Nov 1782 
Merear was born Nov 8th 1784 
Jacob was born March 23rd 178 

Christian Clarke daughter of John Clarke and Ann his wife was born the 26th of April 1742. 

Ann Clarke daughter of John Clarke and his wife was born the 21st of July 174 . 

George Clarke son of Henry Clarke and Hannah his wife was born the 8th day 174 . 

David Clarke son of John Clarke and Ann his wife was born the 13th day of Nov 1747. 
Overton Clarke son of Major Clarke was born the 2nd Feb 1751. 

Mary Clark daughter of H. Y. Clarke and Elizabeth Clarke his wife was born 8th of July 1790. 
Samuel Clarke son of Major Clarke and Fanny Wilkins were joined in holy wedlock 

the 11th day of June 1801. 
Fanny Wilkins daughter of Littleton Wilkins was born . 

Sophy Clarke daughter of Samuel Clarke and Fanny his wife was born the 27th of April 1802. 
Fanny Clarke departed this life Sep 23rd 1803. 
Sophy Clarke departed this life 9th Oct 

Samuel Clarke and Rebecca Foreman were married the 30th day of October 1805. 
James Foreman Clarke was born August 1807. 

Betsy Bonner Clarke was born 1st day of July and departed this life 30th July 1818. 



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Henry Clarke son of Samuel Clarke and Rebecca his wife was born Dec 1810 died 1811. 
Polly Ann Clarke daughter of Samuel Clarke and Rebecca his wife was born 16th July 1812. 
Joseph Bonner Clarke was born 18th Oct 1814 son of Samuel Clarke and Rebecca his wife. 
Samuel Clarke son of Samuel Clarke and Rebecca his wife was born 16th Nov 1816. 
Caleb Foreman Clarke son of Samuel Clarke and Rebecca his wife was born 15th of March 1819 died 
April 23rd 1890. 

Jane Elizabeth Clarke daughter of Samuel and Rebecca Clarke his wife was born 5th of April 1820. 
Lewis Clarke son of Samuel and Rebecca his wife was born 14th of October 1828. 
Alexander Clarke son of Samuel and Rebecca was born 9th day of January 1826 and departed this life 
18th Oct 1826. 

Caroline Clarke daughter of Samuel Clarke and Rebecca his wife was born 1830 and departed this life 
20th Sep 1831. 

Rebecca Clarke wife of Samuel Clarke departed this life Thursday 19th July 1838. 
Samuel Clarke Jr., and Sally Ann Hodges were married the 12th day of Feb 1840. 
Samuel Hodges Clarke son of Samuel Clarke Jr., and Sally his wife was born 15th day of Feb 1841 and 
died June 12th 1842. 

Lewis Clarke and Elizabeth Ellis were joined in holy wedlock the 10th of December 1853. 
Caleb F. Clarke and Frances S. Clarke were married the 17th Feb 1842. 
Catherine Clarke daughter of Caleb and Frances was born Nov 28th 1842. 
Lawrence Clark son of Caleb and Frances 

Mary Ann Clark daughter of Caleb and Fanny Clarke was born March 1851. 
Margaret Clark daughter of Caleb and Fanny S. Clarke was born the 9th of July 1855. 
John Clarke son of Caleb and Frances S. Clarke was born Dec 11th 1868. 

Fanny Clarke daughter of Caleb and Fanny Clarke was born 16th of October 1862 died 19th Nov 1864. 
Frances S. Clarke wife of Caleb F. Clarke died 3rd of March 1885 aged 62 years 6 months and 4 days. 
Caleb F. Clarke died April 23rd 1890 aged 71 years 1 mo 8 days. 

(Extract from old letter unsigned, found by Mrs. Blanche Bonner in Samuel Clarke Bible (Major Clarke 
bible) and copied by her 1912:) 

"Major Clarke and two brothers came to this country from England date unknown supposed to be early 
in 1700. Major Clarke settled on Pungo river at my father's old home. Married Mary Vines (it looks like) 
and these sons were born to him, William, Henry and Samuel. William was my grandfather Jacky's father 
and my great grandfather on my mother's side. Samuel was my grandfather on my father's side, and 
Henry was Mrs. Frances Blount's father. Grandfather Jacky's mother was a Woodard before marriage. His 
brother William married Jane Fuller and moved to Miss. She was a cousin of grandmother Rebecca 
Foreman Clarke." 

William Alfred Ross Bible 

Photographic copy contributed by current owner Bill Shanks of Illinois, Dec. 2000. The Holy Bible; Phila- 
delphia, 1875. Transcribed by Elizabeth Ross. 

Marriages: 

Wm. A. Ross and Lydia L. James was married Oct. 29th 1848 
Wm. A. Ross and Harriet L. Gurganus was married Aug. 25 1863 
Virginia Ross and Carl Lloyd Shanks Jr. were married Nov. 4th 1949 

Births: 

Wm. A. Ross was born Jan. 11th 1822. 
Lydia L. Ross was born Jan. 27th 1827 
Harriet L. Ross was born December 22nd 1844 

Births (page 2): 

Wm. H. Ross was born July 14th 1849. 
Thomas E. Ross was born Feby. 25th 1851. 

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James L. Ross was born May 27th 1854. 
Lydia M. A. Ross was born April 26th 1857. 
John S. Ross, was born July 14th 1864. 
Sarah E. Ross was born January 2nd 1866. 
Samuel R. Ross was born Sept. 18th 1867. 
Charles McG. Ross, was born May 9th 1869. 
Mary A. Ross was born May 15th 1871. 
George A. Ross was born Oct. 6th 1873.* 
Joseph S. Ross was born June 30th 1874. 
Rilla A. D. Ross was born March 13th 1876. 
Martha R. Ross was born Febuary 26th 1879 
Margret L. Ross was born March 31st 1881 

Joshua L Ross was born November 27th 188_ [last digit illegible]* 
William Earl Aug. 5, 1952 
Pamela Sue Shanks Nov. 28, 1958 

* Notes: The year for George A. has been overwritten to show 1873. However, as his next sibling was born 
less than 9 months later, the 1872 date appearing on other records is probably correct. 
Also, other records show that Joshua L. was born in 1882. [ER] 



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Henry Smith Dead 

The Union, New Bern, NC, Tues., Dec. 18, 1857 

Died very Suddenly, at the residence of S. WOOLARD, Esq., near Washington, on the 7th inst, Elder 
Henry SMITH. A devoted christian, and beloved by all who knew him, he has passed to his reward. 



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Queries 



Seeking information on a James SMITH who was born in Pitt County on July 1, 1768. He was a black- 
smith by trade. It is believed that the family lived either near Swift Creek Swamp in southern Pitt County 
or between Otter's and Tyson's Creek near Falkland. They were closely associated with the WILLIAMS 
family. James SMITH moved to Robeson County, NC around 1789 where he lived on the Great Swamp. 
His wife's name was Esther and they had 10 children. 

William James SMITH; 317 Oakwood Circle, Danville, VA 24541 (804-793-7432) 

I am looking for information on John TURNER of Pitt County, NC, born ca. 1786 and his second (?) wife 

Rutha, b. ca. 1800. Any information on this family would be appreciated. 

—Janice Tripp GURGANUS; 211 Gloria Street, Greenville, NC 27858-8627 (252-355-6974). 

E-mail: janincegurganus@sprintmail.com 



I am seeking the ancestry of Mary E. TURNAGE, wife of Elbert DAIL. Our family information believes 

that her maternal line may be from the EXUM family. 

—Linda D. RIDER; 4500 Slocum Trail, Atkinson, NC 28421 (910-283-3654). 

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I am searching for the ancestry of Nathaniel NOBLES, b. ca. 1739/40. Are his parents: Thomas NOBLES 
and Lovey MOORE? or John NOBLES and Elizabeth WARD? Any help would be appreciated. 
—Charles N. NOBLES; 3925 Oak Hollow, Edmond, OK 73013 (405-348-1714). 
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I am looking for the ancestry of Davis DUNN (1852-1915) who possibly married in 1875 in Edgecombe 
Co., NC to Louisa HARRELL (1858-1902). They are both buried in the BARROW-DUNN Cemetery in Pitt 

County. Davis DUNN'S mother was Violetta ? and Louisa's mother was possibly Gatsey or 

Tabitha. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated. 
—Linda MELVIN; 1101-B Ward Blvd., Wilson, NC 27893-1998 (252-237-7100). 
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I am looking for a copy of the bible record of Henry SMITH (b. 1755 Beaufort Co., d. 1846 Pitt Co.) who 
married in 1777 to Sally ADAMS (b. 1758 Beaufort Co., d. 1845 Pitt Co.). 
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I am looking for information on the Barbara POLLARD (d. before 1850) who married Cannon SMITH (d. 

after 1870). I am looking for their birth and death dates and burial place? 

—Diane M. BERTRAND; 404 Sherwood Rd., Jacksonville, NC 28540-8228 (910-455-3242). 

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Cornelius Davis Dead 

Eastern Reflector , Tues., Dec. 22, 1899 

Mr. Cornelius DAVIS , of Ormondsville, died Sunday. He was regarded as one of the best and most 
upright citizens of Greene County. He was about 40 years old and leaves a wife and four children. 

J. E. Evans Dead 

Eastern Reflector, Wed., Nov. 18, 1891 

Information was received here that Mr. J. E. EVANS, a young man of this county and son of Mr. Amos 
EVANS, and who has been living in Georgia the past two years, died on Oct. 21st. 



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Adams, Abraham 8, 19 

Adams, David 18 

Adams, Eliza 8 

Adams, James 8, 22 

Adams, John 8, 22 

Adams, Sally 29 

Adams, Thomas 8, 22 

Agee, Elizabeth 4 

Agee, Foster 4 

Albert, Nancy 12 

Albriton, William 5 

Albritton, J. C 11 

Albritton, James C 6 

Albritton, Josiah D 22 

Albritton, Peny 22 

Aldridge, William 18 

Alexander 28 

Alexander, Ellen 4 

Anders, Mary 12 

Anderson 28 

Anderson, Charles W 28 

Anderson, John 13 

Andrews, Easther 13 

Andrews, Guilford 12 

Andrews, Silas 13 

Angel 28 

Armstrong, Caswell 5 

Arnett, S. W. 20 

Arnold, Susan 13 

Ashlock, Walter T. 28 

Asprog, James 4 

Asprog, Millie 4 

Asprog, S. J., Miss 4 

Atkinsen, Joseph 12 

Atkinson, Amos 14 

Atkinson, Jane 8 

Atkinson, Lemuel 13 

Atkinson, Mike 13 

Atkinson, Musie/Armussie 12 

Bailey, Lydia, Mrs 23 

Baker, A. A 9 

Baker, Abram 9 

Baker, Blake 20 

Baker, John B 10 

Ballard, Joseph L 8 

Barett, Lottie 13 

Barnard, Ellen 15 

Barnes, Olivia 15 

Barnhill, J. H 12 

Barnhill, Jesse 10, 21 

Barrow, Millard W. 28 



Barrow-Dunn 29 

Bates, Ellen 13 

Beaman, Mary S 16 

Beardsley, Jacque Ann 10 

Beardsley, Lambert B 10 

Beardsley, Lambert P. 9 

Belcher, Anna 9 

Belcher, Benjamin 9 

Belcher, Elizabeth 9 

Belcher, Moses 9 

Belcher, Orpha 9 

Bell, Ella 13 

Bell, Martha 13 

Berry, Lemuel D., Senr. 7 

Bertrand, Diane M 29 

Bibb, James H 12 

Bittis, Louvinia 15 

Bland, Theophilus 8 

Blount, Frances, Mrs 27 

Blount, Jos. /Joseph 17 

Blow, W. J 11 

Bonner, Blanche, Mrs 27 

Bowers, Benja 14 

Boyd 28 

Boyd, Abram 13 

Boyd, Mayo/Major 13 

Boyed, Debbie Ann 12 

Braddy (Brady), Redman 14 

Braddy, Christchany E 7 

Braddy, Clemmy A 7 

Braddy, Edmond R 7 

Braddy, James 7 

Braddy, Josephus 7 

Braddy, Lovey 7 

Braddy, Robert H. W. 7 

Braxton, Harrett 13 

Braxton, Penny 12 

Brewer, Rebecca 8 

Bright, R. F. 8 

Briley, Wiley 13 

Briley, Wm. B 12 

Brinkley, Malvina 9 

Brinkley, William 9 

Britt, Jesse 8 

Brooks, Martha 15 

Brooks, Stephen 20 

Brother, Betsy Ann 13 

Brown, G. E 15 

Brown, Henry 13 

Brown, Jesse P. 12 

Brown, Laura 15 

Brown, Lula 15 



Brown, Martha F 11 

Brown, Mary V. 15 

Brown, Nancy 11 

Brown, Warren 12 

Bryan, Edith 2 

Bryan, Jane 13 

Bryan, Louisa 12 

Bryan, William 17 

Buck, Benjamin 20 

Bullock, Nelly 13 

Burney, Richard 13 

Butler, Henry 12 

Bynum, Jennie 24 

Campbell, John A 12 

Cannon 28 

Cannon, Elender 13 

Cannon, Penelope S 16 

Cannon, Signa 13 

Cannon, Thos 16 

Carney, Ann J 13 

Carney, Mary Liza 12 

Carr, Blunt 13 

Carr, John 11 

Carrow, Tom 8 

Case, Betsy 13 

Case, Green 12 

Causway, Phillip B 9 

Causwey, Elizabeth 9 

Chapman, Jesse F. 22 

Chapman, Jesse 8, 22 

Chapman, Orange 13 

Chapman, Polly 22 

Chapman, Sarah 13 

Cherry, M. G 7, 8 

Cherry, Orman 9 

Cherry, Rodrick/Roderick/ R 17 

Cherry, Solomon 19 

Cherry, W. A 5 

Cherry, William 19 

Cherry, Willis 19 

Churchill, Martha 23 

Clark, Kathryn D 28 

Clark, Lawrence 27 

Clark, Margaret 27 

Clark, Mary Ann 27 

Clarke, Alexander 27 

Clarke, Ann 26 

Clarke, Betsy Bonner 26 

Clarke, Caleb Foreman 27 

Clarke, Caroline 27 

Clarke, Catherine 27 



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Clarke, Christian 26 

Clarke, David 26 

Clarke, Elizabeth 26 

Clarke, Fanny 26 

Clarke, Frances S 27 

Clarke, George 26 

Clarke, H. Y. 26 

Clarke, Hannah 26 

Clarke, Henry 26, 27 

Clarke, Jacky 27 

Clarke, Jane Elizabeth 27 

Clarke, John Foreman 26 

Clarke, John 26 

Clarke, Joseph Bonner 27 

Clarke, Lewis 27 

Clarke, Major 26, 27 

Clarke, Mary 26 

Clarke, Overton 26 

Clarke, Polly Ann 27 

Clarke, Rebecca /Rebecca Foreman. 27 

Clarke, Samuel Hodges 27 

Clarke, Samuel 26, 27 

Clarke, Samuel, Jr. 27 

Clarke, Sophy 26 

Clarke, William 26, 27 

Claton (Clayton), Mernada 13 

Closs, Margaret 15 

Cobb, Amos 11 

Cobb, Charly 11 

Cobb, Edward 11 

Cobb, Fanny M 7 

Cobb, Gray, Senr 11 

Cobb, James L./ Jas. L 7 

Cobb, Jonas 11 

Cobb, Linda 15 

Cobb, Moses 11 

Cobb, Salley 11 

Cobb, Sampson 11 

Cobb, Stephen 11 

Cobb, Warren 13 

Collins, Clary 10 

Congleton, James R 7 

Congleton, Simon L 7 

Congleton, Temperance 7 

Cook, Martha W. 15 

Cooper, Providence 13 

Cooper, Rowan 10 

Corbet /Corbit, Jane 12 

Counsel, John 19 

Cox, A. G 1 

Cox, Calvin 8 

Cox, Charles 13 

Cox, Sylvester 9 

Cox, William 9 

Craft, Mary 13 

Crawford, R,h,d Farr 20 



Crawford, Wm. Henry 12 

Creech, Ida B 24 

Crisp, Mary Jane 12 

Cuthrell, Anne 15 

Dail 28 

Dail, Elbert 29 

Dail, Emely 23 

Dancy, George A 9 

Daniel, Robert Lance 14 

Daniel, Sabina 4 

Daniel, Sydney 11 

Darden, Harriet S 16 

Darden, Jourdan 13 

Darden, W. A., Sr 16 

Davenport, Allse 12 

Davenport, Susan 4, 13 

Davenport, Theophilus 10 

Davis, Alfred 9 

Davis, Benjamin Archibald 9 

Davis, Benjamin 9 

Davis, Catherine 13 

Davis, Cornelius 29 

Davis, Delitha 9 

Davis, Delphy 9 

Davis, James 6 

Davis, John 12 

Davis, Joseph 6 

Davis, Richard B 9 

Davis, Sally 9 

Davis, Thomas C 6 

Dawson, Fillis 13 

Dawson, Jane 13 

Deberry, Lemuel J 7 

Debnam, J. E 2 

Deloach, Elsy 13 

Dering, Nancy S 16 

Dew, Nannie 24 

Dew, W. L 24 

Dewd, Sallie 13 

Dixon 28 

Dixon, Edna Foust (Su-Su) 25 

Dixon, Edna Foust Harris, Mrs. . 23, 25 

Dixon, Elizabeth 16 

Dixon, Hulda Louise 25 

Dixon, John C. E 9 

Dixon, John D 25 

Dixon, John D., Jr 25 

Dixon, John Daniel 25 

Dixon, John Daniel, Jr. 25 

Dixon, Priscilla 2 

Dixon, Robert 5 

Dixon, Samuel 16 

Dixon, Sarah A. R 2 

Dixon, Vivian Lu 25 

Dudley, Mary 24 



Duff, Dorothy 29 

Dunn, Davis 29 

Dunn, Violetta 29 

Dupree, Austin 14 

Dupree, Grace 14 

Dupree, Latitia 15 

Dupree, Riley 13 

Eaborn, Elene 14 

Eagles, Benjamin F. 3 

Eagles, Columbus, Dr 3 

Eagles, Levin 3 

Eagles, Lorenzo Dow 3 

Eagles, Mary 3 

Eagles, Richard Tillman 2, 3 

Eagles, Sarah Louisa 2, 3 

Eagles, Tabitha 3 

Eagles, Theophilus 3 

Eagles, Zilphia 3 

Eason, Arm M 4 

Eason, George 4 

Eason, J. S 4 

Eason, James T 4 

Eason, John A 4 

Eason, Joseph H 4 

Eason, Joshua 3 

Eason, Lula L 4 

Eason, M. M. M 4 

Eason, Penelope 2, 3 

Eason, Thomas 4 

Eason, William 4 

Eastwood, Arthur Forbes 1 

Eastwood, Erin 1 

Eastwood, Mary E 1 

Eastwood, Susan C. (Bigham) 1 

Eastwood, Susan V. V. 1 

Eastwood, William J 1 

Eborn, Benj. F. 9 

Eborn, Sally 15 

Eborn, Wm 15 

Edmundson, John 19 

Edwards, William 5 

Elks 28 

Elks, Jacob 5 

Elks, William 20 

Ellis, Calle 15 

Ellis, Elizabeth 27 

Evans, Alex 5 

Evans, Alexander 17 

Evans, Amos 29 

Evans, Elizabeth 11 

Evans, Geo 20 

Evans, George 5 

Evans, Gustavus 11 

Evans, J. E 29 

Evans, James 11, 15 



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Evans, Joe 15 

Evans, John 11 

Evans, Latitia 15 

Evans, Richard 11 

Evans, Richd 14 

Evans, Stephen 15 

Evans, William S 2 

Evans, William 15 

Everett, Jim 6 

Ewell, Lydia 6 

Exum family 29 

Farmer, Jesse 18 

Farrow, Ellen 15 

Felton, Corrinne 15 

Flake, Amsey 6 

Flake, John C 6 

Flake, Mancel 6 

Flake, Tempy 6 

Fleming, Adam 6 

Forbes, Arthur 20 

Forbes Cha.s 14 

Forbes, Alfred 8 

Forbes, Archibald 8 

Forbes, Daniel 13 

Forbes, Gracy 8 

Forbes, James H 8 

Forbes, John 8 

Forbes, Lunicy 8 

Forbes, Martha E 11 

Forbes, Martha 11 

Forbes, Mary D 11 

Forbes, Noah 8 

Forbes, Robert 8 

Forbes, Silus 8 

Forbes, Virginia 15 

Foreman, Ivey 7 

Foreman, Rebecca 26 

Foreman, William J 7 

Foreseyth, John 13 

Forman, Toney 22 

Forrest 28 

Forrest, William 13, 23 

Fountain Walter R 3 

Fountain, Almon Lodrick 2, 3 

Fountain, Anne Sloan 4 

Fountain, Annie 3 

Fountain, Arthur 3 

Fountain, Benjamin Eagles 3 

Fountain, Charles L 3 

Fountain, Fannie 3 

Fountain, G M. T. 3 

Fountain, Lodrick 2 

Fountain, Margaret Eagles 4 

Fountain, Richard Tillman 2, 3 

Fountain, Robert Almon 3 



Fountain, Solomon 2 

Fountain, Susie Rankin 4 

Foust, Emma L./Lockhart 24, 25 

Fuller, Jane 27 

Galloway, Henrietta 13 

Gardner 28 

Gaskins, America 13 

Gay, Burne 8 

Gay, Mary 7 

Gay, Matilda 11 

Gay, Sherrod 8 

Gay, Susan 11 

Gay, William M 7 

Gee, Alice C 28 

Gibbons, Henry H 16 

Gibbons, Jas 16 

Gibbons, Mary S 16 

Gibbons, Seth 16 

Goodwyn, Lula Fountain 3 

Goodwyn, William 3 

Gorham, Alice/Alace 13 

Gorham, James 20 

Gorham, Sarah M 11 

Graham, John, Prof 3 

Granger, Brutus 13 

Gray, Fany 13 

Gray, Mariah 13 

Gray, Sabina/Sebiney C 12 

Green, Sarah A 12 

Grimes, Henrietta 13 

Grizzard, Ann Eliza 12 

Grizzard, Elizabeth 12 

Gualtney, Lydia 11 

Gurganus, Harriet L 27 

Gurganus, Janice Tripp 16, 29 

Gwaltney, Rubin 10 

Haddock 28 

Haddock, John 20 

Haddock, Sophia 12 

Hanrahan, James A 12 

Hardee, John 14 

Hardy 28 

Hardy, Bettie 13 

Hargrove, Anne 4 

Harper, Elizabeth 16 

Harper, Fanny S 16 

Harper, Harriet 16 

Harper, Jno 16 

Harper, John J 16 

Harper, Martha E 1 

Harper, Martha 16 

Harper, Nancy 16 

Harper, Ormond 16 

Harper, Wm 16 



Harrell, Gatsey or Tabitha 29 

Harrell, Louisa 29 

Harrington, Allen 1 

Harrington, J. Frank 1 

Harrington, James F, Hon 1 

Harrington, James Franklin 1 

Harrington, James 12 

Harrington, Mary Eliza 1 

Harrington, Milton 1 

Harrington, Paul 1 

Harrington, Queenie 1 

Harrington, Sallie Ann 13 

Harrington, Susan E 1 

Harrington, Theron 1 

Harris, Allen Moore 25 

Harris, Charles Frederick 25 

Harris, Edna Foust 25 

Harris, Elizabeth 12 

Harris, Emma L 26 

Harris, Emma Lena 25 

Harris, Francis Holt 25 

Harris, Gatsey 13 

Harris, Harry 17 

Harris, Henry S. /Henry Spencer 25, 26 

Harris, Henry Spencer, Jr. 25 

Harris, Henry 24 

Harris, Howard 25 

Harris, James Edward 25 

Harris, James P. 12 

Harris, John S 26 

Harris, John S., Hon 14 

Harris, John Spencer/John S 25 

Harris, John T 25, 26 

Harris, John Thomas 25, 26 

Harris, John Thomas, Jr 25 

Harris, Joseph Parker 25 

Harris, Louise 25 

Harris, Maggie May 25 

Harris, Mary Alice 25 

Harris, Oleif /Ollie 12 

Harris, Sarah Ann 24 

Harris, Sarah 10 

Harris, Spencer S./S. S 23, 24 

Harris, Susie S 25 

Harris, Vivian Parker 25 

Harris, Vivian Parker 26 

Harris, William T. 24 

Harris, William 13 

Harris, Wm. Howard 25, 26 

Harris, Wm. Thos 25 

Harrison, Jim 6 

Harriss, Bettie 24 

Harriss, Elias S 24 

Harriss, Elisabeth 24 

Harriss, Emma L 24 

Harriss, Henry 24 



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Harriss, Ichabod 10 

Harriss, John S 24 

Harriss, L. Victoria 24 

Harriss, Margarett Jane 24 

Harriss, Margaritt/ Margarett 24 

Harriss, Mary 24 

Harriss, May M 24 

Harriss, Richard 24 

Harriss, Sally 10 

Harriss, Sarah Ann 24 

Harriss, Spencer 24 

Harriss, Timothy 24 

Harrod, Christian 11 

Hart, Ceyley 2 

Hart, George W., Hon 2 

Hart, George William 2 

Hart, Jesse 2, 23 

Hart, Johnnie 2 

Hart, Joseph 2 

Hart, Kirby T 2 

Hart, Lynwood Dixon 2 

Hart, Maggie 2 

Hart, Mary 23 

Hart, Minnie 2 

Hart, Robert L 2 

Hart, Sallie Leona 2 

Hart, Thomas W. 2 

Hart, William and Mary 3 

Hart, Zeloty 23 

Herengton, Sallie Ann 13 

Herrington, James 13 

Herritage, Mary 5 

Hill, Jim 6 

Hindsley, Margaret 12 

Hines, Sherw 5 

Hobson, Francis 14 

Hodges 28 

Hodges, Olivia 15 

Hodges, R. Macon 28 

Hodges, Sally Ann 27 

Hodges, Walter Rex, Jr 25 

Holeday, John 10 

Holeday, Maria 10 

Holeday, Mary Ann 10 

Holiday, Fanny E 22 

Holliday, Albina Georgian 11 

Holliday, Colonel 22 

Holliday, G. R 12 

Holliday, James 22 

Holliday, Jesse E 22 

Holliday, Jno 16 

Holliday, Maria S 16 

Holliday, Mary E 11 

Hooker, Jim 6 

House, David 6 

Howell, Charles J 25 



Humber, Oliver P. 13 

Hunt, Maggie Newby Mrs 5 

James, Lydia L 27 

Jenkins, Guilford 13 

Jenkins, Thomas 19 

Jennings, John 20 

Johnson, Andrew 4 

Johnson, Lemuel 12 

Johnson, Nancy 11 

Johnson, Stephen F 6 

Johnson, Stephen 11 

Johnson, Thomas M 7 

Johnston, Bettie 15 

Johnston, Charles H 15 

Johnston, Chas 15 

Johnston, Fanny 15 

Johnston, Franklin 15 

Johnston, G S 15 

Johnston, I. N 15 

Johnston, J. F 15 

Johnston, J. H 15 

Johnston, James 15 

Johnston, John Vines 15 

Johnston, John 15 

Johnston, Latita/Latitia 15 

Johnston, Olivia 15 

Johnston, R. N 15 

Johnston, Robt 15 

Johnston, S. M 15 

Johnston, Stephen 15 

Joiner, John, Esq 11 

Jolly 28 

Jones, Allen C 7 

Jones, Clarissa 13 

Jones, Elizabeth 12 

Jones, Frederick 19 

Jones, John 12 

Jones, Thomas 20 

Jordan 28 

Jordan, Daniel W. 9 

Jordan, Emily E 11 

Jordan, Henry C 11 

Jordan, John Q 9 

Jordan, Valentine S 9 

Joyner, Absaly 10 

Joyner, Amon 10 

Joyner, Amos 8 

Joyner, Aron 8, 10 

Joyner, Artheny 10 

Joyner, Celia S 16 

Joyner, Charles 10 

Joyner, Dicia 8 

Joyner, Eleanor 8 

Joyner, Elizabeth 8 

Joyner, Henry 8 



Joyner, Jacob 8 

Joyner, James 7, 10 

Joyner, John Thomas 10 

Joyner, Lydia 8 

Joyner, Nancy 8 

Joyner, Noah 8 

Joyner, Prisella 10 

Joyner, Susanah 10 

Joyner, Thomas 8, 10 

Joyner, Vesti Victoria 10 

Joyner, William 10 

Joyner, Zeloty 10 

Kammerer, Roger 1, 2, 5, 12, 

14, 15, 17, 18, 23,26 

Keel, Easter 14 

Keel, J. C 7 

Kelley, S. B., Capt 1 

Kinsaul, Ann 5 

Kinsaul, Robert Marshal 5 

Knight [see Night] 

Lang, Elisha 10 

Lang, John 10 

Lang, Lewey 10 

Langley, Betty 13 

Langley, Wester 14 

Langly, Samuel H 22 

Lassiter, Mary 16 

Lassiter, Stephen 16 

Latham, Edmon P. 4 

Latham, Fannie B 4 

Latham, James F 4, 5 

Latham, John D 4 

Latham, Thomas J 4 

Lathinghouse, Lovey 22 

Lawrence, Joshua Thomas 3 

Lawrence, Joshua, Elder 3 

Lawrence, Mary Fountain 3 

Lewis, Ann S 6 

Lewis, Anna 7 

Lewis, Ivey F. 6, 7 

Lewis, James? 11 

Lewis, John W 7 

Lewis, Kenelm H 7 

Lewis, Martha E 6, 7 

Lewis, Martha W. 23 

Lewis, Mary F 6, 7 

Lewis, Richard H 6 

Lewis, Richard H. [junior] 6, 7 

Lewis, Sally 11 

Lewis, W. F. 7 

Lincker, Hariss 6 

Little, Hoyt 22 

Little, Ichabod 10 

Little, Nancy 16 

Little, Rebecca 10 

Little, Samuel 10 



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Little, Seth 16 

Little, Temperance 16 

Little, Wm 16 

Manekin, Robert Allen 25 

Mangrum, Wesley 8 

Marrie?, Thomas 8 

Martin, Henry Williamson 10 

Martin, Mary 10 

Marvel, S 10 

May [Moy?], Louisa 10 

May, Benjamin 7, 10 

May David 19 

May James W. 8, 10 

May, Martha 10 

May Mary Ann 10 

May, Prescilla 10 

May, Stephen 13 

May, Tabitha 10 

May, William 10 

Mayo 28 

Mayo, James 12 

Mayo, Stephen 13 

Mayo, Stephen 13 

McCoy, Elisabeth Jefferson 11 

McDonald, Martha 4 

McGaughey 28 

McGlohon, Sarah Ann 13 

McGowan, Providence 13 

McLawhorn 28 

McLawhorn, Harriet 12 

Meeks, Allen 19 

Meeks, Britan/Britain 20 

Meeks, Francis 19 

Meeks, Jonas 20 

Meeks, Merritt/Merit 19, 20 

Meeks, Penelope A 12 

Meeks, Redding/Reading 20 

Melvin, Linda 29 

Miller, Oliver 12 

Mills 28 

Mills, Anthony 18 

Mills, Naseby, Jr. 12 

Mobbly, Allen 11 

Mobly, Betsey 11 

Mobly, Cinderella 9 

Mobly, Frederick 9 

Mobly, James Frederick 9 

Mobly, Martha Wilkins 9 

Mobly Willey 11 

Moore 28 

Moore, A 19 

Moore, Andrew Jackson 8 

Moore, Arden 10 

Moore, Benjamin Franklin 8 

Moore, Betsy (Elizabeth) 13 

Moore, C. C 9 



Moore, Capt 17 

Moore, David 11 

Moore, Ella 15 

Moore, George W 12 

Moore, George Washington 8 

Moore, H. A 15 

Moore, Ichabod 7 

Moore, J. A 15 

Moore, John R 7, 8 

Moore, Jos. R 8 

Moore, Joshua Icabod Francis 8 

Moore, Lovey 29 

Moore, Martha Ann Millisent 7 

Moore, Mary 15 

Moore, May Whitehead 26 

Moore, Milton 15 

Moore, Moses 5 

Moore, Penelope Sefroney 9 

Moore, Randolph 22 

Moore, T. J 15 

Moore, Thomas Jordan 8 

Moore, William James 8 

Moore, William 8 

Moseley, Marinda 16 

Moseley Matthew 16 

Moye, Alfred 9 

Moye, Augustus (Gustus) 13 

Moye, E. A 22 

Moye, George 14 

Moye, Wyatt 5 

Mumford 28 

Mumphord, Lewis 8 

Murphey, James L 8 

Murray James 6, 11 

Murray Jas 7 

Nelson, John 10 

Nelson, Josiah 10 

Nelson, Lewey 10 

Nelson, Rufus 13 

Newton, Latitia Vines 15 

Nichols, Bryant 10 

Nichols, Nathaniel 19, 20 

Nichols, Robert 10 

Nichols, William, Sr. 10 

Night, Jesse 19 

Night, Walker 19 

Nobles, Charles N 29 

Nobles, Ciddy 13 

Nobles, James L. W. 6 

Nobles, John 29 

Nobles, Lizzie 13 

Nobles, Nathaniel 29 

Nobles, Thomas 29 

Norvel, William 3 

Novel, Lucinda 13 



O'Hagan, Charles J., Dr. 5 

Okely, Eliza 22 

Okely, Freeman 22 

Overton, Hannah E 9, 21 

Overton, Harriet 12 

Owen, Mary T. 15 

Page, Sam 13 

Paremore, Ezekial 5 

Parker, Easter 14 

Parker, Geo. W. 10 

Parker, George W 12 

Parker, Henry 13 

Parker, James 11 

Parker, John T 8 

Parker, Vivian 25 

Pate, Elizabeth 23 

Pate, Giddel 23 

Pate, Jack 23 

Pate, John 23 

Pate, Joseph 23 

Pate, Marthey 23 

Pate, Mary Ann 23 

Pate, Nancy 23 

Pate, Sarah 23 

Pate, Wm 23 

Paul, Jas. L 22 

Paul, Mary 25 

Payton, Maria 22 

Payton, Simon 22 

Payton, Spencer 22 

Peables, Hannah 13 

Pearce, Blount Coleman 5 

Pearce, William Blount 5 

Peebles, Laney 13 

Peel, Sindrila 10 

Pencsak, Nancy M 28 

Peoples, Horrel 12 

Peoples, Lisa 12 

Perkins, Adeline 13 

Perkins, C. C 11 

Perkins, Churchill 9 

Perkins, Margaret 9 

Perkins, Mary [Pickens] 7 

Perkins, Silvy 13 

Perkins, Wm. H 11 

Perkins, Wm. L 7 

Pettet, Nathaniel 8 

Pettie, Mary 12 

Phillips, Boston 13 

Pickens, Mary [Perkins] 7 

Pitt, Margarete 13 

Pollard, Barbara 29 

Poller, Joseph 13 

Pope, Nancy S 16 

Pope, Nancy S 16 



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Pratt, W. H,, Mrs 7 

Pratt, Wm. H 7 

Price, Thomas 11 

Price, Winifred 11 

Pridgin, Eliz 12 

Pugh 28 

Pugh, Catherine 13 

Pugh, Lewis B 8 

Pugh, Margaret A 8 

Pugh, Mary E 8 

Pugh, Rachel F 8 

Pugh, Sarah L 8 

Pugh, Wm. A 8 

Quinerly, Guilford 13 

Ralston, John 9 

Ralston, Robbert 13 

Ralston, Roena 9 

Ralston, Sarah 9 

Randolph, Jesse S 24 

Randolph, John 24 

Randolph, Mary 14 

Randolph, Sarah Ann 24 

Rankin, Edgar Haywood 4 

Rankin, Richard 4 

Rankin, Susie 4 

Rankin, William Campbell 4 

Rankin, William 4 

Reid, Mary 15 

Rhem, Reuben 13 

Riddle, Martha 15 

Rider, Linda D. /Linda Dail 28, 29 

Roams (Rome), Anderson 14 

Roberson, Howel Robert 11 

Roberson, Lydia 11 

Roberson, Sarow A 11 

Robeson, Caroline 13 

Robinson 28 

Roebuck, Isebella 9, 21 

Rogers, Henry 9 

Rogers, Laura Arnet 9 

Rogers, Shadrick 9 

Rollins, C. J 13 

Ross, Charles McG 28 

Ross, Elizabeth 6, 27 

Ross, George A 28 

Ross, Harriet L 27 

Ross, James L 28 

Ross, James R 9, 21 

Ross, John L 9, 21 

Ross, John S 28 

Ross, Joseph S 28 

Ross, Joshua L 28 

Ross, Lemeryan Leviney 10, 21 

Ross, Lydia L 27 

Ross, Lydia M. A 28 



Ross, Margret L 28 

Ross, Martha R 28 

Ross, Mary A 28 

Ross, Rebecca 9, 21 

Ross, Rilla A. D 28 

Ross, Samuel R 9, 10, 21, 28 

Ross, Sarah E 28 

Ross, Sarah 9, 21 

Ross, Thomas E 27 

Ross, Virginia 27 

Ross, William A 9, 10, 11, 21 

Ross, William Alfred 27 

Ross, William 9, 21 

Ross, Wm. A 27 

Ross, Wm. H 27 

Rountree, M. L 15 

Ruff, Calvin 8 

Salter, Edward 14 

Sanders 28 

Savage, Margaret Fountain 3 

Savage, Thomas F. 3 

Scarborough, James 3 

Scarborough, Polly 3 

Seville, Susie 25 

Shanks, Bill 27 

Shanks, Carl Lloyd, Jr. 27 

Shanks, Pamela Sue 28 

Shanks, William Earl 28 

Sheppard, Benja. S 12 

Sheppard, H 6, 7, 8, 9, 21 

Shivers, Wm 6 

Simpkins, Benj 12 

Simpson, John 14 

Slaughter, Theophilus 8 

Sloan, John R., Dr. 4 

Sloan, Lula Ann 4 

Smaw, Flavius 15 

Smaw, Mary V. 15 

Smaw, Mary 15 

Smaw, Thomas 15 

Smaw, William 15 

Smith 28 

Smith, Argent 9 

Smith, Cannon 8, 29 

Smith, Elizabeth 11 

Smith, Esther 29 

Smith, Freebee Ann 12 

Smith, Hardee J 8 

Smith, Hardy 19 

Smith, Henry 28, 29 

Smith, James 29 

Smith, Jane 13 

Smith, John 19 

Smith, John S 7, 11 

Smith, Lewis H 22 

Smith, Major B 12 



Smith, Marina 12 

Smith, William James 29 

Smith, Wm. H 9 

Sorrell, Jasper 4 

Sorrell, Rachael 4 

Sparrow, Elizabeth Harris, Mrs. 23, 25 

Speight, Ann Maria Jane 8 

Speight, Cicero 16 

Speight, Edwin G 16 

Speight, Elizabeth 15, 16 

Speight, Emma 7 

Speight, Jas. P. 15, 16 

Speight, Jesse 16 

Speight, Jno. S 16 

Speight, Joseph W. 16 

Speight, Lemon 16 

Speight, Louis Skidmore 16 

Speight, Seth, Capt 15 

Speight, Seth, Jr. 16 

Speight, Seth, Sr. 15 

Speight, Thomas L 16 

Speight, Thos 16 

Speight, William Vines 16 

Speir, John 14 

Speirs, William 14 

Spell, Peter 13 

Spivey 28 

Stafford, Edward 14 

Stancell, Henry 11 

Stancell, Jesse 11 

Stancell, Willie 11 

Stancil, Susan Elizabeth 11 

Standi?, Elsy 11 

Stancil?, Lydia 11 

Standi?, Salley 11 

Stancill, Alice 15 

Stancill, Ella 15 

Stancill, Emma 15 

Stancill, Godfrey 15 

Stancill, Jas 15 

Stancill, Josephine 15 

Stancill, Martha 15 

Stancill, Nathan 15 

Stancill, R. W. 15 

Stancill, T. J 15 

Stanton, Elizabeth S 16 

Stephens, Cornelius 12 

Stewart, Alexr. 14 

Stocks 28 

Stocks, Abraham 5 

Stocks, Brenda Davis 12, 16 

Stokes, Ally R 12 

Stokes, George B 12 

Stokes, Hardee 8 

Street, Linda Sue 25 

Suggs, Mary 15 

Sullivan, Letha 2 



PCGQ, May 2001 35 



NOTE: NAMES OFTEN APPEAR MORE THAN ONCE ON A PAGE. 



Sullivan, Lillie 2 

Sullivan, Owen W. 2 

Sumerell, Craven 13 

Summerell, Mary 15 

Summerlaine, Thomas 19 

Sutton, Viney 10 

Sutton, William 10 

Tart Stewart & Co 7 

Taylor, Jo Anne 25 

Taylor, John 20 

Taylor, Margaret D 24 

Taylor, William 20 

Taylor, William Hubert 25 

Teel, Arminte 13 

Teel, John L 6 

Teel, Martha 6 

Teel, Wm 6 

Telfair, Benjamin 14 

Terrell, Nannie V. 15 

Tetton, Millis 22 

Tetton, Simon 22 

Thigpen, Jordan 13 

Thompson, Annie S 24 

Tipton, E. E 1 

Tisan, Issobella 13 

Tisan, Winsor 13 

Tison, Sherrod 8 

Tool, Henry J 9 

Tripp Reunion Announcement 16 

Tripp, Arthur 6 

Tripp, Bethana 6 

Tripp, Elizabeth 6, 13 

Tripp, Gatsey 6 

Tripp, Hardy 6 

Tripp, James 6 

Tripp, Jane 13 

Tripp, John Leas 6 

Tripp, Leniser [Leuiser?] 6 

Tripp, Lizer Jane 6 

Tripp, Sally 6 

Tripp, Senetty 6 

Tucker, Catharine 14 

Tucker, Edith Agatha 1 

Tucker, William R 12 

Turnage 28 

Turnage, Mary E 29 

Turner, John 29 

Turner, Rutha 29 

Tyre, W. L 7 

Tyson, Abraham 14 

Tyson, Gracy 1 

Tyson, Hannah 12 

Tyson, John 14 

Tyson, Shim 13 

Tyson/Tison 28 



Utly, Lucinda 11 

Vaughn, E. B 7 

Vincent, Zebulon Vance 1 

Vines, C. C 15 

Vines, Charles, Jr. 15 

Vines, Charlie/Charles 15 

Vines, J. T 15 

Vines, Jno./John 15 

Vines, Patsey Ann 7 

Vines, Sam /Saml/ Samuel 15 

Vines, Samuel, Col 11 

Vines, T.B 15 

Vines, W. W. 15 

Vines, William 15 

Waldom, Charles 19 

Ward, Arcadia 10 

Ward, Arcady 10 

Ward, Cora B 15 

Ward, Daniel 10 

Ward, Elizabeth 29 

Ward, Gideon 9, 10 

Ward, Mary Ann Amanda 10 

Ward, Rippon 9 

Ward, Timothy W 12 

Ward, Virginia Ann 10 

Ward, William H 10 

Warren, James 13 

Washington, Abel 11 

Waters, Mary H 1 

Weatherington 28 

Weatherington, Spier 13 

Wetherington 28 

Wethersby, Martha 12 

Whichard, John F. 10, 21 

White 28 

White, Fred 12 

White, Priscilla 8 

White, Sam 15 

White, W. H 1 

Whitehead, Elizabeth 25 

Whitehead, Robert B 24, 25 

Whitehurst, Dicey Jane 12 

Wiggens, Martha 13 

Wiggins, Genni 13 

Wilkins, Fanny 26 

Wilkins, Littleton 26 

Wilkinson, F. S 3 

Willay, Jorganner 22 

William, Jonas 23 

Williams 28 

Williams family 29 

Williams, Dove M 23 

Williams, Elizabeth Ann 23 

Williams, Elizabeth 23 



Williams, Emely 23 

Williams, Jesse Marcellus 23 

Williams, John H 23 

Williams, Joseph John 7 

Williams, Lucinda 13 

Williams, M. A 15 

Williams, Mary Ann Lucretia 23 

Williams, Mary C 15 

Williams, Mary Jane 23 

Williams, Nancy M 7 

Williams, Nancy 7 

Williams, Penelope G 7 

Williams, Richard 7 

Williams, Robert 20 

Williams, Senthy 12 

Williams, Thomas/Thos 23 

Williams, William Forrest 23 

Williams, William M 7 

Williams, Winford/Winneford 23 

Williams, Winney 23 

Williams, Wm. F. 23 

Williams, Wm. T 23 

Williams, Zeloty 23 

Williamson, Charlotte 10 

Williamson, Henry 10 

Williamson, Sophia 15 

Willoughby, Anna 10 

Willoughby, John 10 

Willoughby, Lydia 12 

Wiloughby, John B 13 

Wilson, A. G 11 

Wilson, Mc. G. R 11 

Windham, Ivey 11 

Windham, John 11 

Windham, Midian 11 

Windham, Sarow 11 

Witherington 28 

Woodard 27 

Woolard, S., Esq 28 

Wooten, Frances 14 

Wooten, Greg 13 

Wooton, Elizabeth 11 

Worsley, John 19 

Worthington 28 

Worthington, Charles A 1 

Worthington, Elizabeth 8 

Worthington, Ivan Kencey 9 

Worthington, James Godfrey 9 

Worthington, Lemuel K 9 

Worthington, Levi 12 

Worthington, Margaret Ann 9 

Worthington, Penelope 9 

Worthington, Reuben 9 



Slaves, other missing surnames, next 
page. 



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NOTE: NAMES OFTEN APPEAR MORE THAN ONCE ON A PAGE. 



Aaron 10 

Abel 7 

. Adaline 8, 10 

. Adeline 7 

. Africa 8 

, Airy, Girl 8 

, Alary (or Hary?) 9 

, Alfred 7 

, Allen 8, 10 

, Allis, woman 10 

Alvena 11 

Amanda 6, 10 

Amanda, Girl 8 

Amey 9, 21 

Amey, girl 10 

Amos 6, 8 

Anacu 9, 21 

Andrew 7 

Andrew, boy 8 

Angeline 7 

Ann 6 

Anna 8 

Arch 8 

Armittie 7 

Arnol 8 

Arnold 6 

Arthur 7 

Asey 7 

Augustus 6 

Baker 7 

Balam 8 

Becky 7 

Ben 7 

Bennet 10 

Beth 8 

Bethana 6 

Betty 6 

betty, Big 7 

Bill 6, 7 

Blount 10 

Bob 6, 8, 20 

Bob, Little 7 

Brister 7 

Britton Jane 7 

Bryan 6 

Cain 6 

Cal 26 

Carey 7 

Caroline 6, 7, 8 

Caroline, little 7 

Carpenter Ned 6 

Cater 8 

. Catharine 7, 8 

Ceasar 11 

Cesar 6 

. Champion 6 



Chaney 7 

Charles 23 

Charles, child 6 

, Chest 10 

Chloe 9 

, Clara 8 

, Clerisa 6 

.Collins 7. 24 

. Cornelia 6 

, Cornelius 6 

. Curran (or Cunan?) 6 

, Daniel 23, 24 

, David 24 

, Dawson 6, 7 

. Delia 7 

.Delia 6, 11 

. Dellar 8 

, Dicey 6 

.Dick 7,8, 11 

.Dicy 10 

. Dinah 26 

, Dolly 6 

, Edenboro 6 

, Edmon 10 

.Edmond 7,10 

, Edwin 6 

, Edy (old) 6 

, Edy, little 7 

, Edy, Woman 8 

, Elen 22 

, Elias 7 

, Eliza 6, 7 

, Elizabeth Charity 7 

, Elizabeth 7 

, Ellen 9 

, Elsey 6 

, Emanuel 6 

, Emily 8 

, Emma 7 

, Ephraim 7 

, Ervin 10 

, Esther 6 

, Fanny 6, 11 

, Frances 11 

, Francis 7, 8 

, Frank 6, 7, 26 

j Franky 6 

, Gabe 26 

j Gatsey 6 

4 Gatsy 9, 21 

j General 7 

, George 6, 7, 8 

, Gilbert 7 

, Gin 10 

, Ginney 9, 21 

, Gray 7, 10 



_, Guiner 8 

Hall 7 

Handy 7,8 

_, Handy, little 6 

j Hannah 6 

_, Harriet 6, 8, 10 

Harriett 6 

_, Hazanna 7 

Henrietta 7 

_, Henry 7, 24 

_, Henry, little 7 

Henry, Old 7 

Hetty 7 

Holloway 8 

Hoyt 11 

_, Ichabod 8 

_, Irwin 6 

_, Isaac 6, 7, 26 

_, Ishmael 24 

_,Jack 6,10, 11 

Jack, Old 8 

_, Jacob 8, 11,26 

James 11 

_, Jane 8, 10 

_, Jefferson 6 

_, Jenny 6 

_, Jesse 24 

_, Joe (Dolly's son) 6 

^Joe 7,11 

_, John (big) 6 

^John 6, 8,10 

_, John, little 7 

_, Jonas 7 

_, Joseph 7 

_, Joshua 7 

_,Judy 6,8 

Julia 7 

King 7 

_, Laura 6 

_, Letitia 7 

_, Lizzy 7 

_, Lotty 6 

_, Louisa 6 

_j Love 6 

_, Lovey 6 

_, Lucy (-Lawrence-) 6 

_, Lucy 7, 10, 11 

_j Lucy, little 7 

_, Madison 7 

_, Margaret 7 

_, Maria 6, 7, 9 

Marina 6 

_, Martha 6, 7, 11 

Mary 7, 9, 21 

Matilda 6, 11 

, Merear 26 



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NOTE: NAMES OFTEN APPEAR MORE THAN ONCE ON A PAGE. 



Meriney 21 

Meriney 9 

Minerva 6 

Mitchell 7 

Moses 7 

Munro 7 

Nancy 6 

Nathan 10 

Ned (infant) 6 

. Ned 7 

Neptune 6 

Nero 7 

Netty 8 

Oliver 7 

Ormond 10 

Pater 8 

Patsey 6 

Penny 6, 11 

Peter 10 

Peter, Old 8 

Pherebe 6 

Phill (or Phile?) 6 

Pleasant, woman 11 

Pompey 6 

Prince 26 

Priscilla 7 

Rachel 7, 10 



Randall 7 

Rany 8 

_, Rebecca 7 

_, Reny 8 

_, Reuben 10 

_, Richard 6 

Richmond 6 

Ritty 6 

Ritty, little 6 

_, Roady 7 

_, Romeo 11 

_,Rose 7, 11,23 

Roy 6 

_,Rufus 8 

Sam 7, 9, 10, 21 

_, Sarah 7, 8 

_, Scip or Scepio 7 

_,Selah 7 

_, Sessaro 8 

_, Shade 6 

Shep 10 

_, Sherrod/Sherard 24 

_, Sidney 8 

_, Simon 22 

_, Smithy 6 

_ Sook 8 

_, Sory 23 

_, Spencer 6, 8 



Starling 7 

Stephen 6, 11 

Stewart 6 

Susan 6, 7 

Sutton 26 

. Sylva 6 

. Sylvana 6 

. Tabitha 9, 21 

. Tempy 6, 7, 8 

. Tincy 7 

. Tom 26 

. Turner 7 

, Viney (black) 7 

, Viney 7 

. Virginia 11 

, Warren 10, 23 

. Wilie 9, 21 

, William 8, 9 

. Willice 8 

. Willie 10 

. Willie, big 7 

.Willie, little 6 

, Willis (long) 6 

. Willis (short) 7 

, Wilson 8, 10 

. Winney 7, 10 

, Zilpha 6 



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Volume VIII, No. 3 
August 2001 



Pitt County Genealogical Quarterly 

of the Pitt County Family Researchers, Inc. 

P. O. Box 20339, Greenville, NC 27858-0339 



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ABOUT MRS. LYDIA NELSON COBURN 6 

HEIRS OF RICHARD EVANS 7 

TAYLOR HARRIS, CONFEDERATE HERO 8 

WILL OF EDWARD SALTER, 1734 9 

NEW MEMBERS 12 

NEW BERN DISTRICT ESTATE RECORDS 13 

PITT COUNTY BASTARDY BONDS 15 

PITT COUNTY WILL BOOK 1, ABSTRACTS, PART 2 16 

BIBLE RECORDS lames Blow Bible 21 

William lames Blow Bible 21 

loyner Wingate Bible 23 

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Salley Hopkins Tison Legitimized 8 

Benevolent Religious Burying Society 14 

Stephen Smith, Revolutionary War Soldier 20 

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Court Appearance Notices 



Petitions for Partition (usually of land), Petitions for Dower, and other requests for court appearances, are 
published by law in the newspapers over a given number of weeks, seeking to assure that the concerned 
parties are given due notice. These notices sometimes give relationships and marriages that were un- 
known. The following advertisements have been gleaned from various newspapers. See Also: PCGQ, Vol. 
4, No. 2 May 1997, for other Court Notices. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

State of NC, Pitt County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Nov. Term 1826 

Betsy BEVAN, by her Guardian Archibald Parker 

VS. 

Jordan PATE & wife, John HUBBARD & wife, and Bennett WILLIAMS Petition for Partition. 

It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, that the defendants in this case are not residents of this State, 
it is ordered by the Court that publication be made in the Raleigh Star and State Gazette, for the space of 
six weeks, notifying them to appear at the Court House in Greenville on the first Monday of February 
next, to plead, answer, or demur to the said petition, or it will be taken pro confesso as to them, and a 
decree made accordingly. Witness, James SHEPPARD, Clerk of Court. 
[NC Star, Raleigh, NC, December 1, 1826] 

State of NC. Edgecombe County, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, May Term 1828 

Henry L. G. RUFFIN, Executor of Lamon RUFFIN, deceased 

VS. 

Sally KILPATRICK, Jesse H. COBB and Olive his wife, William H. HAYWOOD and Nancy his wife, 
Theophilus EDWARDS and Elizabeth his wife, William HENDERSON and Charity Ann his wife, Sally 
DUPREE, Frederick JORDAN and Elizabeth his wife, Catharine EVANS, Orren LAMON, Elisha BATTLE 
and Olive his wife — the probate of a Will. 

It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, that William HENDERSON and Charity Ann his wife, Sally 
DUPREE, Frederick JORDAN and Elizabeth his wife, Catharine EVANS, Orren LAMON, Elisha BATTLE 
and Olive his wife, defendants in this case, are not inhabitants of this State, it is therefore ordered that 
publication for eight weeks be made in the Raleigh Star and Raleigh Register, for the said non-residents to 
appear at the next Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions to be held for the county of Edgecombe, at the 
Court House in Tarborough, on the fourth Monday of August next , then and there to enter their contest 
thereto; otherwise the said paper writing purporting to be the last Will and testament of said Lamon 
RUFFIN, deceased, will be admitted to probate. Witness, Michael HEARN, Clerk. 
[NCStar, Raleigh, NC, June 12, 1828] 

State of NC. Pitt County} Superior Court of Law: March Term, A. D. 1831 

George W. RANDOLPH, 

VS 

Absolom SAUNDERS } Original Attachment. 

It appearing to the Court, that the Defendant is not an inhabitant of this State, It is therefore ordered, that 
publication be made in the North Carolina Sentinel, for six weeks, that said Defendant appear at the 
Superior Court of Law to be held for Pitt County, at the Court-House in Greenville, on the first Monday of 
September next, and reply or plead to issue, or judgment final will be entered against him. Attest, R. S. 
BLOUNT, Clerk. 

[New Bern Sentinel, New Bern, NC, July 27, 1831] 

State of NC, Martin County, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, January Term, 1834 

Susan MANNING, 

VS. 

The Heirs at Law of Reuben MANNING — Petition for Dower. 

It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, that Cornelius MANNING, one of the defendants, is not an 
inhabitant of this State: It was ordered, that publication be made for five weeks in the Tarborugh Free 



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Press, that unless he appear at the next term of this Court, to be held on the second Monday in April 
next, and answer this petition, plead or demur, it will be taken pro confesso and heard accordingly. Test. 
Jos. D. BIGGS, C. C. C. 
[Tarboro Free Press , Tarboro, NC, Feb. 7, 1834] 

State of NC, Martin County, Court of Equity, March Term, 1834 

Job THIGPEN and others 

VS. 

Jesse CHERRY & Polly his wife — Petition for sale of Land. 

It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, that Jesse CHERRY and his wife Polly, are not inhabitants of 
this State: It is therefore ordered that publication be made in the Tarborugh Free Press for six weeks, to 
appear at the next term to be held for said county, the first Monday in at the Court House in Tarborough, 
on the second Monday in September next , and answer, plead, or demur to said petition, or judgment pro 
confesso will be taken as to them, and heard ex parte. Test. I. NORFLEET, C. M. E. 
[Tarboro Free Press , Tarboro, NC, April 11, 1834] 

State of NC, Martin County, Court of Equity, March Term, 1834 

Sidney HOWARD and others 

VS. 

William G. and Cullen LITTLE — Petition for sale of Land. 

It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, that William G. and Cullen LITTLE, are not inhabitants of 
this State: It is therefore ordered that publication be made in the Tarborugh Free Press for six weeks, to 
appear at the next term to be held for said county, the first Monday in at the Court House in Tarborough, 
and answer, plead, or demur to said petition, or judgment pro confesso will be taken as to them, and 
heard ex parte. Test. I. NORFLEET, C. M. E. 
[Tarboro Free Press , Tarboro, NC, April 11, 1834] 

State of NC, Martin County, Superior Court of Law, Fall Term, 1834. 

Sarah SWANNER 

VS 

John SWANNER, } Petition for Divorce. In this case subpoenas having been issued according to law, and 
returned not to be found, and proclamation having been made for said defendant, and his default re- 
corded: Ordered by the Court, that publication be made in the Raleigh Star and Tarborough Free Press, 
two public journals of this State, for three months, for the said John SWANNER to appear at our next 
Superior Court, to be held at the Court House in Williamston, the last Monday in February next, then and 
there to answer, plead, or demur to the petition of said Sarah, and cause shew if any he hath, why the 
prayer of said petition shall not be granted — otherwise the cause will be taken up and examined ex parte 
and judgment rendered as to John SWANNER pro confesso. W. MARTIN, Clk. 
[Tarboro Free Press , Tarboro, NC, March 7, 1835] 

State of NC. Martin County, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Tuly Term, 1835 

Mary W YARRELL 

VS. 

The Heirs at Law of Thomas YARRELL — Petition for Dower. 

In this case it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, that James BRITTON and wife Piney, John B. 
SMITHWICK and wife Isabella, Simon D. WHITLEY and wife Mary, Gerrard G. YARRELL, and Pierce W. 
YARRELL are not residents of this State; It is ordered by the Court, that publication be made in the 
Tarboro' Press for six weeks, notifying the non-resident heirs as above, to appear, answer, or plead at the 
next term, or the petition will be taken pro confesso as to them and heard accordingly. Test, John D. 
BIGGS, Clk. 

[Tarboro Press , Tarboro, NC, Sept. 5, 1835] 



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State of NC, Edgecombe County, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, November Term, 1835 

Treacy WOODARD 

VS. 

The Heirs at Law of Elisha WOODARD, dec'd.— Petition for Dower. 

It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, that John PEELE and Elizabeth his wife, Nathan WOODARD, 
John STOKES and Treacy his wife, Levi AMASON and Judith his wife, Patrick BOYLE and Betsey his 
wife, and Jethro BENSON, defendants in this case, are not residents of this State; It is therefore ordered, 
that publication be made in the Tarborough Press for six weeks, that they appear at the next Court, to be 
held for said County on the fourth Monday of February next, then and there to plead, answer, or demur 
to said petition, otherwise it will be taken pro confesso and heard ex parte as to them. Witness, Michael 
HEARN, Clerk. 

[Tarboro Press , Tarboro, NC, December 26, 1835] 

State of NC, Martin County, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, April Term, 1836 

Mrs. Barshaba ANDREWS and Charlotte ANDREWS 

VS 

Joseph GRIFFIN, Adm'r and in right of his wife Artimesia, Agnes SHERROD, Ervin PAGE and Susan his 
wife, Warren D. ANDREWS, Edmund ANDREWS, and Alfred G. ANDREWS,.... Petition for account. 
The undersigned made oath in open Court, in this case, that Edmund and Alfred G. ANDREWS are not 
inhabitants of this State, and thereupon, it is ordered by the Court, that the said Edmund and Alfred G. 
ANDREWS appear to this suit for an account of the personal estate of Warren ANDREWS, dec'd, by his 
next of kin against the Administrator of said Warren, and defend it, at the next term of this Court, to be 
held on the second Monday of July next, at Williamston, or this petition will be taken pro confesso against 
them and heard accordingly, and that this order be published for five weeks successively, in the newspa- 
per printed in Tarborough called the Tarboro' Press, within 50 days after making this order. Joseph 
GRIFFIN. 

Sworn to and subscribed before me in open Court. Jos. D. BIGGS, Clk. 
[Tarboro Press , Tarboro, NC, May 21, 1836] 

State of NC. Edgecombe County, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, November Term 1838 
James NORVELL, Enos TAYLOR, Samuel TAYLOR, Nancy ODUM, Elizabeth NORVELL, David 
NORVELL, Hezekiah LANGLEY and wife Cherry 
VS 

Stephen WOOTEN & Ephriam WOOTEN, adm'rs of Enos NORVELL dec'd., James TAYLOR, Enos 
NORVILLE, Eli JOHNSTON and wife Charity, Exum REVEL and wife Patey, James E. LEWIS and wife 
Penny, and Dorcas wife of Josiah KAIL} Petition for sale of slaves and distribution 
It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, that Stephen WOOTEN and Ephriam WOOTEN, adm'rs of 
Enos NORVELL dec'd., James TAYLOR, Enos NORVILLE, Eli JOHNSTON and wife Charity, Exum 
REVEL and wife Patey, James E. LEWIS and wife Penny, and Dorcas wife of Josiah KAIL, defendants in 
this suit, are not inhabitants of this State: It is therefore ordered, that publication be made for six weeks in 
the Tarborough Press, notifying said defendants that unless they appear at the next term of this Court, to 
be held on the fourth Monday in February next, at the Court House in Tarborough, and answer, plead, or 
demur judgment pro confesso will be entered against them. Witness, Joseph BELL, Clerk of said Court, at 
office, the fourth Monday in November, 1838. 
[Tarboro Press , Tarboro, NC, Jan. 5, 1838] 

State of NC, Pitt County, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Nov, Term, 1847 

Jos. RINGGOLD, et al 

VS. 

Thomas RINGGOLD, et al— Petition to sell slaves. 

In this Case it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, that Thos. RINGGOLD, Jno. RINGGOLD, Jesse 
FULFORD and wife Rebecca, are not residents of the State; It is ordered by the court that publication be 
made in the North State Whig for six successive weeks; for them to appear at the next term of our said 
Court, to be held on the first Monday of February next, and plead, answer, or demur, or judgment will be 



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taken against them and the prayer of the Petition granted. Witness William D. Moye, Clerk of our said 
Court at office in Greenville the first Monday of November, A. D. 1847. 
[North State Whig, Washington, NC, Jan. 12, 1848] 

State of NC, Pitt County, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Feb., Term 1844 

Sally MOORE 

VS. 

Heirs at Law of Reuben MOORE Petition for Dower. 

It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, that Suky POOL, the wife of D. POOL, are are not inhabitants 
of this State, it is ordered that publication be made for six successive weeks, in the North State Whig, 
notifying them to be and appear before the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions^ to be held for said 
County at the Court House in Greenville, on the first Monday in August then and there to show cause, if 
any they have, why the aforesaid Dower should not be allotted. Witness, Archibald Parker, Clerk. 
[North State Whig, Washington, NC, August 1, 1844] 

State of NC. Pitt County, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Feb., Term 1847 
Lemuel TYSON, Executor of Allen TYSON, deceased, to the Court 

Lemuel TYSON, Exr., brought into Court a paper writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of 
Allen TYSON, dec'd, and he having prayed the Court that notice might issue to the heirs at law and 
distributees of the said Allen TYSON, citing them to appear at the next term of this Court, when said 
paper writing will be offered for probate, as the last will of Allen TYSON. And it having been made to the 
satisfaction of the Court that David SUTTON and wife Susan, Louis ABBOT and wife Zelotas, Richard 
TYSON, Bryant BRAND and wife Lydia, heirs at law and distributees of the said TYSON, reside without 
the limits of the State, it is ordered six weeks publication be made in the N. S. Whig, for them to appear at 
the next term of this Court, to be held for the county of Pitt, the first Monday in May, 1847, and show 
cause, if any they have, why the said paper writing should not be admitted to probate as the last Will and 
Testament of Allen TYSON. Wm. D. MOYE, C. C. 
[North State Whig , Washington, NC, Feb. 24, 1847] 

State of NC, Greene County, Court of Equity, Spring Term, 1848 

Elias TURNAGE and others, Legatees of Travis TURNAGE, dec'd. Comlaintants, 

VS. 

Christiana TURNAGE, Executrix of Travis TURNAGE, Cornelious RAULES and wife Susan, James 
TURNAGE, Emanuel TURNAGE, Thaddeus TURNAGE, Christiana Ann E. TURNAGE, Mary 
TURNAGE and Joseph TURNAGE, children of Lewis TURNAGE, residents of Tennessee; Thomas T. 

TURNAGE, MAIR and wife Henrietta, Mary Adeline TURNAGE, David E. TURNAGE, Mourning 

Amanda TURNAGE, Sarah TURNAGE, Amos TURNAGE and Narcissa TURNAGE, residents in Missis- 
sippi, Defendants. } Bill for an account and settlement of the Estate of Travis TURNAGE, deceased; filed 
in the Office of the Clerk and Master of the Court of Equity for Greene County. 
IT being alledged in said Bill, that all of said Defendants, except said Executrix, are non-residents of 
North Carolina, an affidavit thereof being filed, and I hereunto required by Complaintants: Now, I do 
hereby notify said alleged non-residents, Defendants, to appear at the next Term of said Court of Equity, 
to be held at Snow Hill, County of Greene, on the second Monday after the fourth Monday of September 
next, and plead, answer or demur to said Bill, or judgment pro confesso will be rendered against them, 
and the same set for hearing, ex parte. 

Witness, Charles EDWARDS, Clerk and Master of said Court, at Snow Hill, Greene County, the second 
Monday after the fourth Monday of March, A. D. 1848 Charles EDWARDS, C. M. E. 
[Raleigh Register, weekly, Oct. 4, 1848] 

State of NC, Greene County. In Equity, Fall Term, 1846 

Peter E. Hines, Attorney of Asa Jones, Jemima Jones, and Gardner Jones and Bethany his wife. 
VS. 

Theophilus DAIL, Ex'r of Thomas DAIL, and Wade BUTTS, Adm'r of Elizabeth CRAFT, and Alligood 
OLDS and Sally his wife, Gatsey MCCAY, Reuben RAULES and Minerva his wife, James SPIVEY and 



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Rebecca his wife, and Sally, Bethany and John O. DAIL, Jolly and Thomas OLDS, and Floyd ALBRITTON 
and Pinkey his wife, and Gideon, Thomas and Arthur OLDS, and Minerva OLDS, and William, John and 
Thomas DAIL, and Jefferson, Dickerson, Madison, Elias, Albert DAIL, and Dicey, wife of Reddick 
BARFIELD. 

In this case, it appearing the Defendants Alligood OLDS and Sally his wife, Gatsey MCCAY, Reuben 
RAULES and Minerva his wife, James SPIVEY and Rebecca his wife, and Sally, Bethany and John O. 
DAIL, Jolly and Thomas OLDS, and Floyd ALBRITTON and Pinkey his wife, and Gideon, Thomas and 
Arthur OLDS, and William, John and Thomas DAIL, and Jefferson, Dickerson, Madison, Elias, Albert 
DAIL, and Dicey, wife of Reddick BARFIELD, are non-residents of the State of North Carolina; I, Charles 
EDWARDS, Clerk and Master in Equity for the County of Greene, do, according to the act of Assembly in 
such case made, by this advertisement, to be inserted in the Raleigh Register six weeks, hereby notify the 
before mentioned non-resident Defendants, to appear before his Honor, the Judge of the Superior Court 
of Law and Equity, at the next Term of said Court , to be held for the at County of Greene, at the Court 
House in Snow Hill, on the second Monday after the fourth Monday of March next, and plead, answer or 
demur to Complaintants' Bill of complaints; otherwise, the same will be taken as confessed by them, and 
heard ex parte. 

Witness, Chas. EDWARDS, Clerk and Master of said Court, at Office, in said County, the 2nd Monday 
after the 4th Monday of September, A. D. 1846. Chas. EDWARDS, C. M. E. 
[Raleigh Register, weekly, Jan. 1, 1847] 

State of NC. Pitt County. August Term. 1847. 

Reuben GWALTNEY and wife 

VS. 

Southy BROOKS and others Petition for sale of Slaves. 

In this case it appearing to the satisfaction of this Court, that Southey BROOKS and wife Vicey, Franklin 
MOYE and wife Lydia, are non-residents of this State: It is ordered by the court that publication be made 
for six successive weeksin the Raleigh Register; commanding the said Southey BROOKS and wife, and 
Franklin MOYE and wife, to appear at the next term of our Court, to be held on the first Monday of 
November next, to shew cause, if any they have, why Petitioners' prayer should not be granted. Witness, 
William D. MOYE, Clerk of our said Court, at office, the first Monday of August, A. D. 1847. William 
D. MOYE, Clerk. 

[Raleigh Register, weekly, Sept. 29, 1847] 

State of NC. Pitt County. In Equity. Spring Term. 1847 

Benjamin MAY, et als 

VS. 

Jesse SPEIGHT, et als. 

In this case it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, that the defendants, to wit: Jesse SPEIGHT and 
his wife Louisa, John HOLLIDAY and his wife Maria, Thomas CANNON and his wife Penelope, Samuel 
DIXON and his wife Elizabeth, Joseph W. SPEIGHT, and the heirs at law of Benjamin SPEIGHT deceased, 
are non-residents of this State; It is ordered by the court that an advertisement be made in the North State 
Whig for six successive weeks; commanding the aforesaid defendants to appear, and answer to the 
foregoing Bill or Judgment pro confesso will be taken as to them and heard accordingly. Witness Goold 
HOYT, Clerk and Master of said Court, at office, in said county, the first Monday in March., A. D. 1847. 
[North State Whig, Washington, NC, May 5, 1847] 

Sale of Land to Pay Debts 

Pursuant to an order from the Superior Court of Pitt county, the undersigned will sell to the highest 
bidder, for cash, at the Court House, in Greenville, Pitt county, at public auction, on Monday, the 4th day 
of April, 1892, the following described real estate, of which John WHITEHURST died seized and pos- 
sessed, to-wit: 

1. A tract of land lying on the north side of Grindel Creek in Bethel township, Pitt county, State of North 
Carolina, adjoining the lands of J. M. MANNING, Roderick MATTHEWS, John A. MANNING, the TEEL 
heirs and others, known as lots 6 and 7, in the lands of the late John WHITEHURST, and being the land 
devised to R. D. WHITEHURST and B. R. WHITEHURST in the will of the said John WHITEHURST 
containing seventy-five acres, more or less. 



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2. The share of said tract of land devised and bequeathed to John A. WHITEHURST by John 
WHITEHURST, adjoining the land that James R. WHITEHURST sold to William FORD, containing 
seventy-five acres, more or less. 

3. The tract of land known as the share of the John WHITEHURST land devised and bequeathed by him 
to Ann E. CARSON, containing seventy-five acres, more or less, adjoining the land of John A. 
WHITEHURST. 

4. The share of said tract of land devised and bequeathed to W. S. WHITEHURST by the will of John 
WHITEHURST, containing seventy-five acres, more or less, adjoining the land of Ann E. CARSON. 
This March 4th, 1892. R. J. GRIMES, Admr. 

[Eastern Reflector, Mar. 9, 1892] 



About Mrs. Lydia Nelson Coburn 

This article appeared in the Daily Reflector, Sept. 18, 1966. An interesting photograph of her appears with 
the article. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

"ROBERSONVILLE— A century, minus five years, marks the life of Mrs. Lydia COBURN of Rt. 2, 
Robersonville. Born in 1871 near Flat Swamp Church in Martin County, Mrs. COBURN was the oldest 
child in a family of 11 children and survives her three sisters and seven brothers. Mrs. COBURN was the 
daughter of a farm couple, John and Agnes NELSON. After her birth, the family moved to their own farm 
near Parmele. She describes the family home as a frame house built with three shed rooms, living room 
and big room upstairs. The kitchen and dining room were built together in a separate building behind the 
house. "Crops raised by father were peanuts, corn and cotton and we did our own work. We did raise a 
few stalks of tobacco for chewing purposes. The tobacco, when dried, was twisted into a roll and had 
molasses or other substances added for taste," commented Mrs. COBURN. "When I was a small child, 
we went to school in a one room building. We only went a short time every year and we walked about 
two miles — since there were no roads, we walked in cattle runs or cart paths/ she stated. In recalling 
outstanding happenings in history, Mrs. COBURN said, "My father was wounded at Petersburg, Va., 
during the Civil War, and my brother-in-law fought in the Spanish American War. "About the first car I 
remember was owned by Dr. HARGROVE of Robersonville. Many people and children were afraid of the 
car, but it did not scare me because I had heard about them before I ever saw one." In 1889, Miss Lydia 
(as she is called by many people) was married to John William Hedley Coburn of Martin County. The 
marriage was performed by a magistrate from Robersonville at the home of Mrs. COBURN'S parents. 
Mrs. COBURN remembers her wedding day well. "After we were married, the magistrate left for Gold 
Point to perform another marriage," she said. "My husband did all of the buying for the family — clothes 
and food. He bought my clothes and I wore these and was proud of them." " In my younger days, there 
as no modern modes of travel and families did not do alot of going. A horse and buggy or horse-drawn 
cart were used to carry us to yearly association and preaching. If we visited nearby neighbors, we 
walked," she recalled. "My husband, Billy, taught me how to cook after we got married. I did my cooking 
over an open fire in the fireplace. I also baked buscuits over the open fire," she remarked. Mr. and Mrs. 
COBURN had six children, five sons and a daughter, which included a set of twins. Only two sons are 
living, Robert of Scotland Neck and J. H. of Rt. 2, Robersonville. Mr. and Mrs. COBURN moved to 
Blackstone, Va., in 1919. After farming there for 20 years, they moved back here to live with their son, 
Johnny and his family. Mrs. COBURN still actively enjoys crocheting. She makes her own designs and it 
takes her about two days to crochet a seven inch doily. She does not spend all her time just sitting — she 
can still thread a needle and does some sewing and mending. She says she enjoys good literature, not 
love stories. She says her education was improved within the last 25 years and she enjoys reading the 
newspaper daily, reading her Bible and watching television. One of the things she likes best is attending 
her church, Flat Swamp Primitive Baptist. She has 13 grandchildren, 46 great grandchildren and several 
great great grandchildren. Mrs. COBURN, who has seen life for 94 years, is celebrating her 95th birthday 
today." 



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Heirs of Richard Evans, 1860 



This Court notice appeared in the Eastern Reflector, October 9, 1914. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 
NOTICE 

North Carolina} In The Superior Court 
Pitt County 

J. J. EVANS; James EVANS; W. F. EVANS; James L. EVANS; W. M. CURTIS and wife, Lettia CURTIS; D. W. 
DAVIS and wife, A. Maude DAVIS; Glasgow EVANS; William EVANS; Susan EVANS; Delia EVANS; 
Adrian SAVAGE and wife, Mittie SAVAGE; G. A. EVANS; G. T. EVANS; William H. FORBES and wife, 
Pearl FORBES; Jessie KENNEDY; Joseph M. KENNEDY; Charlie KITTRELL and wife, Beulah KITTRELL; 
Leon F. EVANS; A. H. CRITCHER and wife, LilHe L. CRITCHER; John R. FORBES; Robert VAINWRIGHT 
and wife, Lula VAINWRIGHT; W. G. STOKES and wife, Annie STOKES; Adolph GARRIS and wife, 
Cornelia GARRIS; C. H. FORBES; B. F. JOLLY and wife Nannie E. JOLLY; Elias CRAWFORD and wife, 
Clara J. CRAWFORD; W. Harvey ALLEN and wife, Bettie ALLEN; A. M. ALLEN and wife, Bertha E. 
ALLEN; Thomas ALLEN and wife, Neva ALLEN; A. B. MOYE and wife, Pearl MOYE; and J. L. HARRIS 
and wife, Nora HARRIS. 

VERSUS 

R. A. FORBES; H. C. EVANS and wife, Hattie EVANS; Bessie FORBES; Rosa FORBES; Allen FORBES; 
William J. EVANS; Hattie May EVANS; Nannie E. EVANS; Gordon EVANS; Edward EVANS; Rubell 
EVANS; Elizabeth EVANS; the last ten being minors, and other unknown persons, heirs at law of Richard 
EVANS , deceased. 

The defendants above named and all other persons, the heirs at law of Richard EVANS, (who died in 
1860) whatever may be their name and whatever may be their residence will take notice that an action 
entitled as above has been commenced in the Superior Court of Pitt County, N. C, to have the land of the 
late said Richard EVANS, in accordance with his will sold and proceeds from said sale divided among his 
heirs; and the said defendants and all other heirs at law of Richard EVANS whatever may be their 
residence, and especially the children and descendants of Elias EVANS of Alabama and Ira EVANS of 
Tennessee, both formerly from N. C. will further take notice that they are required to appear before the 
clerk of the Superior Court of Pitt County, N. C. at his office in Greenville, N. C, on the 19th day of 
October 1914, and answer the petition in said action or the plantiffs will apply to the court for relief 
demanded in said petition. This Aug. 28th 1914 
A. T. MOORE, Clerk Superior Court Pitt County 
James L. EVANS, Atty. 



William Lawrence Perkins Name Change 

This is found in the NC Archives in the NC General Assembly Session Records, Nov. 1833-Jan. 1834, Box 
1, House Bills (Dec. 4). Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

"Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina, and it is hereby enacted by the 
authority of the same, that from and after the passage of this act William Lawrence CHERRY, the illegiti- 
mate son of James PERKINS and Ann Moring CHERRY of the County of Pitt, shall be known and called 
by the name of William Lawrence PERKINS and by that name may sue and be sued, plead and be im- 
pleaded and receive and take property by descent or distribution. Be it further enacted that the said 
William Lawrence CHERRY be and he is hereby declared legitimate and capable in law to take and 
inherit property as heir to the aforesaid James PERKINS in as full and ample a manner as if he had been 
born in lawful wedlock; any law to the contrary notwithstanding." 



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Taylor Harris, Confederate Hero 



This article appeared in the Daily Reflector, March 16, 1904. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

f 

"There is living in this county a man almost unknown who deserves a high place in the annals of indi- 
vidual heroism and an effectionate rememberance by every lover of the "Lost Cause." That man is Taylor 
HARRIS, of Chicod township, and the incident I am about to relate occurred during the seige of Fort 
Fisher in 1864. 1 had often heard the incident referred to spoken of by my friend, Mr. J. J. 
LAUGHINGHOUSE, himself a soldier in the Confederate army, but a few days since as I walked into the 
warehouse one morning I heard one of the truck hands cry out "Taylor HARRISS, six lots," I immediately 
went to where Mr. HARRIS was unloading his tobacco and I asked him to come in the office as soon as he 
was through with his tobacco, as I wanted him to tell me in his own way the story of how he saved the 
Confederate blockade4 steamer during the bombardment of Fort Fisher. "Oh! " said he "it has been so 
long that I have forgotten it." I insisted and the following is an outline of how this plain peaceable farmer 
and good citizen acted the hero under circumstances that should keep his memory fresh in the minds of 
Southern men as long as dareing and valor constitute the chief exponants of bravery. For the purpose of 
supplying as far as possible the North Carolina soldiers with medicines and such other much needed 
necessities, Governor VANCE had fitted up a steamer that run the blockade between Wilmington, Nassau 
and other points, and it was during the seige of Fort Fisher that this vessel was attempting to come in 
Wilmington. She was sighted by the Federals and fired upon. Realizing that she would either be sunk or 
captured by the Yankees, her commander ran her on the beach and the crew swam ashore, whereupon the 
fEderals boarded the deserted ship for the purpose of capturing and confiscating her cargo. Colonel 
LAMB who commanded Fort Fisher, had several pieces of artillery pulled down the beach and turned 
them on the Federals who were attempting to blow up the ship. After several shots had been fired the 
Yankees, finding it getting too hot, emptied several kegs of powder on her deck, and attached a slow 
match by saturating a string in kerosine oil and placing one end into the powder and firing the other end 
and then left her to blow to pieces. Volunteers were called for to save the doomed ship. Quite a number at 
once responded but Taylor HARRIS was the first to reach the vessel. Clamoring over her gunwads he saw 
at a glance that the sputtering flame was within a few inches of the explosive, and realizing that an 
awkward step might throw some of the powder into the flame, he carefully stepped over the outer rim of 
the powder circle and clasped the burning string with both hands, walked to the edge of the boat and 
threw it overboard. An instant more and the daring little sea rover that had run so many perilous voyages 
to bring the balm of relief to the wounded, suffering soldiery of North Carolina would have been blown 
to atoms. And Taylor HARRIS at the risk of his life saved the ship. A soldier's duty it is true, and yet the 
discharge of that duty so nobly and faithfully performed is that which draws in us admiration for such 
deeds. For to him the success of the Southern arms promised no alluring reward, nor defeat its stinging 
terrors. Taylor HARRIS is now seventy years old and has lived a quiet peaceable, good citizen of our 
county. All his life, and like thousands of others he will go to his reward practically unknown, yet a 
greater hero than HOBSON. — O. L. JOYNER" 

Salley Hopkins Tison Legitimized 

This is found in the NC Archives in the NC General Assembly Session Records, Nov. — Dec. 1804, Box 1, 
Senate Bills (Dec. 6). Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

"A Bill to Legitimate Salley Hopkins TISON natural daughter of Thomas TISON of Pitt County 
Whereas Thomas TISON of Pitt County hath Petitioned this General Assembly to have his natural 
daughter Salley Hopkins TISON Legitimated, Be it therefore enacted by the General Assembly of the 
State of North Carolina and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That Salley Hopkins TISON 
natural Daughter of Thomas Tison of Pitt County be & She is hereby Legitimated & made as capable of 
inheriting from the said Thomas TISON in as full ample manner to all intents & purposes as If the said 
Salley Hopkins TISON had been born in Lawfull wedlock, any law to the contrary withstanding." 



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Will of Edward Salter, 1734 



Taken from the NC Secretary of State Wills, NC Archives. Contributed by Sammy A. Pierce. 
"North Carolina 

In the Name of God Amen The Sixth day of January in the year of our Lord Christ One thousand seven 
hundred thirty and four I Edward SALTER of Bath County in the Province aforesaid Merchant being Sick 
in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory (God be praised) Do make and ordain this my Last 
Will and Testament in manner and Form following, That is to Say, Imprimis I Commend and Resign my 
Soul to Almighty God my Maker, hoping for Salvation through the merits of my Blessed Saviour Christ 
Jesus, My Body I desire may be decently interred according to the Descretion of my wife and Executors 
hereafter named 

ITEM I will and desire that all my just Debts may withall convenient _peed be truly and honestly paid. 
ITEM I Give and Bequeath unto my Loving Wife Elizabeth (after the payment of my Debts and Legacies) 
One Third part of all my personal Estate on or after a just Division by my Executors to be made, but so to 
be apportioned as that none of the Slaves hereafter named by me devise_ and allotted to be part of the 
Residue or other Two Thirds of my personal Estate given and bequeathed to my Children, be taken or 
included as part of her said Third part of my Personal Estate. 

ITEM I Give Devise and Bequeath unto my Children, In unto my Son, Edward, and unto my Daugh- 
ters Sarah, Mary and Susannah, all the Rest and Residue of my personal Estate wheresoever being, or to 
be found, to be divided among them in and among which and and as Part of the said Residue by me 
hereby to my Children given. My Will is that the Slaves by me hereafter immediately named shall be 
accounted taken and reserved for my Children Vizt Diego, Peter, George, Priamus the Shoe maker, Toney 

and Black Wall both Coopers, Young Priamus, Aberdeen, L_rrest, Tom Asby which I buys , 

Nann a negro woman which I purchased of Mr. C READING, Mary Ann a Negro woman which I 

purchased of the Executors of the Estate of Colonel Thomas HARVEY deceased, Violet a Negro woman 

which I purchased of Mr. CANNON and Hannah a Negro Girl, together with their Increase which or 

may belong to me at my decease, as also my largest Periauger with her Anchor Cable and Sails. And My 
Will is That none of these Slaves by me aforementioned and named be sold or disposed of on any consid- 
eration whatsoever otherwise than to be divided among my said Children (as follows) and their respec- 
tive parts together with the rest of their respective portions or parts of my Estate to be delivered to them 
by my Executors according to my Directions herein. Vizt. First I Bequeath unto my Daughter Sarah 

SALTER whatever she hath now in her possession at Capr Fear, together with sundry necessaries That 

have sent for to Mr. George MONK of Boston to be directed to Mr. PORTER for her use, which above 
article I desire may not come into the Division of my Estate 

ITEM I Further Bequeath unto my said Daughter Sarah my Negro man Aberdeen, my Negro m Tom, 

my Negro Girl named Hannah, also my Negro Girl named Teresa now about Sixteen or eighteen months 
old being the Child of Mary Ann, also Twenty Cows and twenty Calves, Ten (two year old) Cattle, Five 
(three year old) steers, and Five (one year) heifers, Two likely young Mares, and one likely young stone 

horse, also two hundred pounds (or value) of the said province Bei as their Value now is. And If 

Madam Sarah PORTER of Cape Fear (in whose care my said daughter Sarah now is) shall think proper 
after my decease to continue her Care and Tuition of her, my desire is that my Executors hereafter named 
may (immediately after my decease on the motion of the said Madam PORTER) deliver the negroes and 
other Effects by me Bequeathed unto my Daughter Sarah (excepting the two hundred pounds which is 
not to be paid till eighteen months after my decease) unto Sarah SALTER; My Will is that my Executors 

m ry take security delivery of the Slaves and other Effects as abovesaid unto my said 

daughter Sarah at her day of m the full age of Eighteen Years (mortality excepted) and in 

said daughter Sarah SALTER teen Years or day of marriage; I will that then what Estate 

she shall own or which of right shall thes ivided between her said Brother and said Sisters NOTE, 

my Executors are to observe that my Daugh burthened with any of my Debts. 

ITEM I Give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Mary SALTER of Charles SMITH lyeing on 



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Pamplico River quantity about three hundred and six acres Mount COLVERT, also twenty Cows 

and twenty Calves five (three or four) year old Steers, five (one year old) Heifers, two mares young 

stone horse, all to be branded with her Brand MS when she arrives to the age of twelve years, also one 
hundred pounds currency of this province to be applyed by my Executors towards improving the last 
mentioned plantation to my said daughter Mary SALTER'S use, My further Will is that my said daughter 

Mary may have two able Slaves (one of them being a man the other oman) not to exceed the age of 

thirty years each, delivered unto her by my Executors, also one negro boy, and one negro girl, not 

exceed ten years of Age each, also one featherbed and furniture, all the above effects to be delivered by 

my Executors unto my d daughter Mary SALTER at (the day of her marriage or at the time that she 

shall arrive to the age of Eighteen Years 

ITEM ve and Bequeath unto my said Daughter Susannah SALTER my Negro woman Mary: Ann, and 

one negro man about thirty y , My Negro Boy named Tom (if he should live to the time allotted, if 

not, another in lieu of him, also one negro Girl, not under or above twelve years of age, and a good 

featherbed and furniture agreeable, also twenty Cows and twenty Calves, five (three year old) Steers, five 
(one year old) heifers, two mares, and one young stone horse, And in Consideration that she has no Land, 
My will is that she my said Daughter Susannah shall have five hundred pounds of the currency of this 

province, as the value me is, All the above mentioned money and effects to be delivered by my 

Executors to her at the day of her marriage or at that she shall arrive to the age of Eighteen Years: My 
further will is That if my Executors should find that the sum of money bequeathed unto my daughter 

Susannah can conveniently be spared any time after my decease, and a Tract of Land at a n should 

offer for Sale, then it shall & may be lawfull for my Executors to purchase the same, and to have suffi- 
cient assed as may secure it to my said daughter Susannah SALTER, Which Affair I leave intirely to 

their Discretion. My Will wife Elizabeth may have the use of the plantation whereon I now 

dwell( which I purchased of Robert C impassed ume that she remains my widdow, or in 

case the Child shall be live wherewith she is now big with, (to whom I shall here after the said Lands); 

also that my said widdow shall not be debarr 

from having the use of the Back Land which I purchased John SWANN for Tar or Turpentine or as she 

shall think proper. My Will further is that if it shall please God the Child my wife now goes with, should 

live, that then my said wife shall have the Care and mana gm ent of the last mentioned plantation for 

use of the said Child 

ITEM I Give and Bequeath the plantation whereon I now dwell, also the Back Land which I purchased of 

John S nn of Cape Fear unto the childthat my wife is now big with, if a Boy to be delivered to him at 

the Age of one and twenty years, if Girl to be delivered to her at the day of her marriage, or when she 

shall arrive to the full age of Eighteen years. But in case that the said last mentioned Child should die 
before it shall arrive to the day of marriage or age of Eighteen years, Then it shall be lawfull for _y 
Executors to take the said plantation and Land into their Care and possession(observing my Directions 

herein after expressed for th purpose. WHEREAS I have sold a Negro Girl named Hannah which I had 

given to my daughter Sarah SALTER in this my Last Will and ment as above, In consideration 

whereof My Will is that there may a likely Negroman not to exceed Twenty Years of age 

pu out of my Estate and given to my said daughter Sarah SALTER lieu of the said Negro Girl 

Hannah 

ITEM I Bequeath u y Godson John WATKINS (son of William WATKINS) a Negro or MulatoBoy 

now about eighteen months old (being the Child of my Negro woman Nann which I purchased of Mr. 
Churchil READING to him and his heirs for ever. 

ITEM I Bequeath unto my Son Law Miles HARVEY one hundred pounds to be paid him in four Years 

after my decease being the Value as the Bills now at, and no other wise. ITEM I Bequeath unto my 

Son in Law John HARVEY Ten pounds in order to purchase him a good Beaver hat and a pair of Gloves, 
which money is to be paid when called for after my decease 

ITEM I Bequeath unto my Beloved Son Edward SALTER My best Saddle and Bridle, and one pair of 
Silver Spurs and Richard BLOOM'S History of the Holy Bible together with _11 the books that I shall own 

at my Death (be they Divinity, Law History or Mathematical) which _re to be found by the Cata e, also 

my ta e China Punch Bowl (which I purchased of Mr. Edmund GALE); The above Goo I Give to my 

said Son Edward SALTER a Legacy and not to be brought into the Division of my Estate. My Will is that 
Brigantine now on the Sloo at John SM S be got finished and made fit for the Sea as soon as may 



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be (By name The Happy Luke) and may (after she ready for (sea) be loaden with Tar which I have in 

my hand_ belonging to sundry Gentlemen i_ Boston as will appear by Books and pers or by a List 

which I shall leave to inform m_ Executors, My Will also is that mes ROSTERN proceeds Ma r of 

her. My Will further is that my Executors may write two or three ways (before she sails t of the Port of 

Bath) Collo. Jacob WINDALL and Company to Insure the sum of Twelve Hundred pounds (Boston 

money) upon the said Brigantine, The Happy Luke, And my Will further is that my Brigan the Happy 

Luke may be Cons Id to Collo. Jacob WINDALL and Comp with positive orders for them to make 

Sale her to the best advantage for use of my wife and Children; My will further is that the money 

that may arise by sale of the said Brigantine s 11 be remitted in young able slaves (not to exceed the age 

of twenty years). 

ITEM I Bequeath unto my said beloved Son Edward SALTER all the personal estate which I have not 

already bequeathed, provided that he my Executors see my Daughters fully _ontented satisfied and 

paid their above mentioned portions given them by me the Father Edward Salter 

ITEM I further Bequeath unto my Said beloved Son Edward SALTER all my Land's situate and lying on 
the south side of P_mlico River excepting what I have before bequeathed to my said Loving daughter 
Mary SA R, also my whole Right_ of all the Lands that I have under Surveys, 

ITEM My further Will is that the Six h dred and fourty acres Land lyeing Bear Creek ly 

secured by my Executors on the best terms the Countrey ill afford, which Land w_s formerly s eyed 

by William BARTRAM, whose right I purchased (consideration twenty Cows and twenty Calves;) Also 

the Six hun d anf fourty acres of Land lyeing and being on the West Side of the Beaver Dam of GRAYS 

Creek ( whereon _ohn ARRINGTON now dwells my tenant) be secured on the best terms my Executors 
can have done, But my Will an_ Orders is th my Executors may not neglect upon any terms whatso- 
ever to secure the two last mentioned Tracts of Land to my said Beloved Son Edward SALTER let the 

Costs be sm or great to perfect the same . My Will is that in case any of my aforementioned Children 

should die before they shall to the age before mentioned or day of marriage, whatsoever then may 

be belonging to them by this Will, that then it shall be equally divided among my surviving Children, let 
them be younger or older which may first happen, but if any of them shall happen to die and leave any 
heirs lawfully begotten of their bodies, that their heirs shall have the samr right, title, and interest to the 
Estate as they themselvers might have if living. My Will and desire is That my last Will and Testament 
may be proved imediately after my death, and Letters Testamentory obtained so as a Division may be 
made with all possible pedition that my widdow may have her said part delivered to her after pay- 
ment of my Debts and Legacies or her giving good security to pay her third part of them 
ITEM my Will intent and desire is that my Executors have the Care, Custody keeping, and educating my 
Children aforesaid 'till they shall arrive to the Age of twenty one years or their day of marriage. My Will 
is that all my Childrens Slaves may be kept together to labor as on the Land that I have given to my said 

beloved Son Edward SALTER care of some good honest man such as my said 

beloved Son Edward SALTER think proper of my said Children. My Singular Will 

further is that my said beloved Son Edward SALTER him a compleat merchant let the expense 

b_ what it will. My Will is Estate delivered by my Executors herein after named when 

and no sooner this my Last Will and Testament I make cons and beloved friend Mr. 

Edward MOSELEY, Mr. John ODEON, Mr. John CALDAM, Mr. Thomas BONNER, Mr. William WILLIS 
and Mr. William ADAMS Executors And I hereby utterly revoke and annul all other and former Wills and 
Testaments by me before this time in any wise made IN WITNESS whereof I have Subscribed and sett my 
seal unto this my present Will and Testament the day and year first above written. 
Sign'd Sealed and Published 

In the presence off Edward SALTER {seal} 

Walley CHAUNCY 
Beniman RIGNEY 
Walter DIXSON 
Rogr JONES 

No Carolina Before his Excelly. Gabriel JOHNSTON Esq His Majesty's Governor in chief and Ordi- 
nary of said Province Personaly appeared Benjamin RIGNEY and Roger JONES two of the Witnesses to 
the within Last Will and Testament of Edward SALTER deceased who being duely sworn Say that they 



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were present & Saw the said Edward SALTER Sign, Seal, Publish and Declare the same to be his last Will 
and Testament and that he was at that time of sound mind and disposing Mind & Memory and that they 
saw Walley CHAUNCY and Walter DIXON the two other Witnesses Sign their Hands as Witnesses 
thereunto. 

Given at Edenton under my hand GAB JOHNSTON 

the 5th day of Feb eru ary Anno 
Dom 1734 

No Carolina Before his Excelly Gabriel JOHNSTON Esqr his Maj Governor in chief and Ordinary of 
the said Province Personaly appeared Edward MOSELEY Esqr and William ADAMS two of the Exectrs of 
the within last Will and Testament & took Oath of Executors as required by Law 
Given at Edenton under my hand GAB: JOHNSTON 

the 5th day of Feberuary Anno Dom 1734 



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New Bern District Estate Records 



The following items are found in the New Bern District Estate Records, DSCR, 206. 508. 6, NC Archives. 
There are only a few pieces of paper in each folder. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Estate of Francis Nelson, 1800 

"North Carolina 

To the Sheriff of Pitt County, Greetings 

You are hereby commanded to take the Body of Charles TINSLEY (if to be found in your county) and him 
safely keep, so that you have him before the Judges of our Superior Court of Law, to be held for the 
district of Newbern, at the Court-House in Newbern, on the nineteenth day in March next; then and there 
to answer John NELSON Senior and Carrity his Wife of a plea of Trespass vi et annis for an assault and 
Battery to the Damage of the said John NELSON and so fourth one thousand pounds 
Herein fail not, and have you then and there this writ. 

Witness, SILAS WHITE ARNETT, Clerk of our said Court, at Newbern, the nineteenth day of September 

and in the XXIV year of our Independence. 

Issued the 28 day of February A. D. 1800 SW ARNETT" 

"North Carolina 

To the Sheriff of Craven County, Greetings 

You are hereby commanded to take the body of John JONES (if to be found in your county) and him 
safely keep, so that you have him before the Judges of our Superior Court of Law, to be held for the 
district of Newbern, at the Court-House in Newbern, on the nineteenth day in March next; then and there 
to answer unto Joseph NELSON and Mary NELSON Executors of the last will and testament of Francis 
NELSON deceased of a plea of Trespass on the case to their damage four hundred pounds. 
Herein fail not, and have you then and there this writ. 

Witness, SILAS WHITE ARNETT, Clerk of our said Court, at Newbern, the nineteenth day of September 

and inthe twenty fourth year of our Independence. 

Issued the third day of February A. D. 1800 SW ARNETT 

Came to hand fourth day of February 1800 Wm DUDLEY D. S." 

[Abstract] On Feb. 5, 1800, John Jones, Benjamin H. Martin & Asa JONES securities, gave bond of 800 
pounds to Stephen HARRIS , Sheriff of Craven County, for John JONES appearance at Superior Court to 
answer to Joseph NELSON and Mary NELSON, executors of the Will of Frances NELSON, dec'd. for 
trespass. 

Estate of Jesse Nelson, 1802 

"State North Carolina 

William POPE at present of the county of Wake in the State aforesaid, being sworn deposeth That some 

time in the month of in the year 1793 a Capias issued from the County Court of Green returnable to 

the then ensuing term, to be held on the 2nd Monday in March then following, in the name of John Gray 
BLOUNT as admr of Jesse NELSON against this deponant in an action of Trespass on the case, That the 
said writ was not executed on this deponant, although he was then living in the county. That an alias 
Capias afterwards issued against him returnable to the following term, which was returned also not 
executed. That this deponant having then left the country, There issued from said cause a Judicial attach- 
ment against his property founded upon the return aforesaid, but which was stated to be in a suit of Jno 
BLOUNT as admr of Wm NELSON, & not of Jesse NELSON as stated in the writ. That said Judicial 
attachment was levied on some trifling article of property then in the said county of Greene and thereon a 
certain Reading POPE was summoned as a Garnishee with others and upon the garnishment of the said 
Reading POPE a Judgement final was taken against this deponant in the court of said county which was 



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held on the 2nd Monday in November last. And this deponant further states that the said Jesse NELSON 
on whose estate the said Jno G BLOUNT is stated in the writ aforesaid to have administered is yet living 
and in the county of Pitt of this State. That the demand for which the said BLOUNT was suing, that this 
deponant is informed accrued by reason of this deponants having drawn the pay of the said Jesse 
NELSON due him by the State for services as a soldier, but which this deponant received on acct of the 
father of said Jesse & with whom he settled in sale, the said Jesse being then a minor. That with respect to 
Wm NELSON whose administration the said John G. BLOUNT is stated to be and such as the Judicial 
attachment obtained a Judgt against the deponant, which said attacht was founded mentioned before as 
the capias which stated the said BLOUNT to be the admr of Jesse NELSON, this deponant saith that he 
never had any transactions with or concerning him and that the pay which was due to him as a soldier 
was drawn by a certain Abisha THOMAS as appears by the Comptrollers certificate in possession of this 
deponant. This deponant further states that he never had any knowledge of the transactions above stated 
until his arrival at this place on his way from the Natches to the said county of Green. This deponant 
further states that an execution has actually issued against his estate and he has reason to believe that it 
will be within a few days satisfied by the payment of money by the Garnishees aforesaid who were called 
in under the Judicial attachment. He therefore Humbly prays your Honor, that you will grant him a writ 
of Supea sedeas directed to the Sheriff of Green County commanding him to forbear proceeding under 
said execution; and also a writ of Cer tiorar i directed to the clerk of the county of Green commanding him 
to certify & make return of a record of the proceedings had in the said suit to the want of Law to be held 
for the District of Newbern on the 15th day of January next William POPE 

Sworn to this 12 Deer 1802 
before me Saml JOHNSTON " 

Estate of John MILLS, 1769 

"North Carolina Pitt County} May 31st 1769 

Pursuant to the Order of Court hereunto anex ed to us Directed. We have faithfully & diligently Examined 
John JORDAN relative to the Suit depending between John SPIER and James STEVENSON Administra- 
tors of John MILL_decsd. Which said John JORDAN being duly sworn saith That sometime about the 
latter end of June 1767 He Went Down to the Swash Where he met with Mr. John MILLS he had a Parcel 
of Europen Goods on Bord Which he said he was to Bring Up to Mr. STEWART and SPEIR but he said he 
Could Not Go With Them his Vessell was so Leekey and out of order and got the sd. JORDAN To Bring 
them Up to SPEIRS and When he Came to Take them on Bord a Bale of Ozenbrig Lay on the Sealing was 
Damaged he shoud it To him and he said he was Sorrey but he said Or Swore that he Could Not Help it. 
The Said JORDAN saith that the Vessell Appeard To him to be in Reasonable Good Order he Went That 
Day and Lightned a Vessell over The Bulkhead and further the sd. JORDAN saith he Paid him a Ginny 
for his Trouble Saving The Vallue of five Shillings Proc. and The Deponant further saith Nought. 
Given Under our hands & Seals this 3 of June 1769 John JORDAN 

Robert DANIEL {Seal} 
George MOYE {Seal}" 



Benevolent Religious Burying Society 

Eastern Reflector, May 23, 1888 
"North Carolina} Superior Court, Before the Clerk 

Notice is hereby given of the Incorporation of the Benevolent Religious Burying Society of Pitt County, 
that the names of the incorporators are Matthew KITTRELL, John WARD, Henry BROWN, Caesar 
RANDOLPH, Benjamin PRICE, Turner DEGRAFTENREIDT, Absalom RANDOLPH, Aaron EVANS, 
Blount STOCKS, William SMITH, Benjamin DANCY, James EVANS and Lucas RINGOLD, and such 
others as they may associate with them. That the place of business shall be in Pitt County, North Carolina 
and its purpose and business is mutual aid to its members, to aid the sick and bury the dead, that the 
duration of the corporation shall br thirty years, that there shall be no capital stock. This May 18th 1888. 
E. A. MOYE, Clerk Superior Court." 



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Pitt County Bastardy Bonds 



Abstracted and contributed by Roger Kammerer from the originals in the North Carolina Archives. 

1864-1867 

Cynthia Williams vs. James A. Tison — July 15, 1865 

Caroline Driver vs. Redmon Cordon/Condon? — Oct., 12, 1866 

Martha Weathersby vs. Willie Grist of Beaufort Co. — (date?) 

Sarah A. Stocks vs. Caleb Smith — July 25, 1865 

Susan Davenport vs. Jack (a colored man from Va.) — May 4, 1866 

Sally Ann Spain vs. Jesse R Brown — Aug. 10, 1865 

A. Eveline Brady (a married woman) vs. William R Newton, a planter — Aug. 11, 1865 
E. P. Daniel vs. Willie Grice of Beaufort Co. —Dec. 25, 1865 
Emily Corbett vs. Elias Pollard —May 24, 1866 

Polly Cannon vs. Major Gaskins — July 13, 1866 — child named Delia Ann 

Martilla Davenport vs. Henry A. Thompson of Wake Co., NC — May 4, 1866 

Louisa/Laniza Deal vs. Jesse A. Cox — April 7, 1866 

Jane Corbett vs. Clement Arnold — Dec. 1, 1864 

Mary Ann Stancill vs. Warren Langley — Nov. 3, 1866 

Gatsey Ann Cory vs B. J. (or T?) Baker — Sept. 25, 1866 

Caroline Driver vs. J. J. Nobles — July 26, 1865 

Dellah Edwards (colored) vs. Ned Fields (colored) — Nov. 5, 1866 — had 1 month old son, Moses 

Clary Ann Briley vs. John Knight of Edgecombe Co. — Sept. 15, 1866 

Harriet Grey (colored) vs. Andrew Eborn — April 30, 1867 

Florence Ann Patrick (colored) vs. Ferdinand Anderson — May 4, 1867 

Milly Ann Johnson vs. Ben Dupree (colored) — Aug. 14, 1867 — had dau. Creecy; Milly Ann md. in 1867 to 
Sugg 

Pauline Albritton (colored) vs. Shade Carr (colored) — July 7, 1867 

Jennie House (colored) vs. Joseph Fleming of Pitt and Halifax Co. — July 22, 1867 

Adline House vs. Lemuel J. Moore — July 27, 1867 

Amanda May vs. Ned Newton — July 27, 1867 — 1 month old dau. 

Caroline Tripp (colored) vs. Nabe Mills (colored) — Sept. 9, 1867 — child born Aug. 1, 1867 

Elcy Deloach vs. Samuel Brown (colored) — July 22, 1867 

Dealy A. Dixon vs. Miles Edwards — Jan. 27, 1867 

Joseph Green beat up Daniel Green (both negroes) — 1867 

Josephine Herrington (colored) vs. Wesley Atkinson (colored) — Jan. 29, 1867 

Delilah Daniel (colored) vs. Lazarus Daniel — April 30, 1867 

William Frances Carney vs. Arden Hatton — Feb. 1, 1867 

Margaret Jane Warren vs. George McGowan — Jan. 29, 1867 

Nicie Barrett (colored) vs. Turner Joyner (colored) — Dec. 21, 1866 

Famie Barrett (colored) vs. John Barrett (colored) — Dec. 21, 1866 

Delia Hazleton vs. Wade Chapman — Mar. 9, 1867 

Sally Ann Spain vs. John J. Walston —Feb. 19, 1867 

Arceny Cherry (colored) vs. McG. L. Cherry —July 22, 1867 —dau. born Aug. 25, 1866 

Mary Foreman (colored) vs. Monroe Foreman (colored) — Jan. 29, 1867 

Jammina Fleming (colored) vs. Prince Moore (colored) — Jan. 29, 1867 

Adline Barrett (colored) vs. Howell Barrett (colored) — Dec. 24, 1866 

Mary Eliza Carney (colored) vs. Willis Carney (colored) — April 23, 1867 

Betty Moore (colored) vs. Dawson Mooring (colored) — April 23, 1867 

Hasty Andrews (colored) vs. James R. Hardee — Feb. 19, 1867 

Charlotte Moore (colored) vs. Charles Langley (colored) — March 15, 1867 

Aliff A. C. Stancill (colored) vs. Frank BeU (colored) —Jan. 29, 1867 

Amey Little (colored) vs. Oliver Little (colored) —April 23, 1867 



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Wills & Testaments: Book 1 



Pitt County Court House 
Greenville, North Carolina 

Abstracted and contributed by Elizabeth Ross. 
Continued from previous issue, May 2001. 

Part 2 

33. Grimes, Bryan. 

Pitt. June 13, 1859. Aug. Term 1860. Son William Grimes. 2 Grandsons: Bryan Grimes, son of Bryan 
Grimes Junior, and Wiley Grimes Cowper, son of my dau. Mary B. Cowper; their legacies to be held in 
trust by son William Grimes until they reach age 21, or if they die before 21, to revert to parents, Bryan 
Grimes and Mary B. Cowper, respectively. Bryan Grimes Grist, legacy to be held in trust by son William 
Grimes until he reaches age 21; if he should die before 21, to revert to my son John G. B. Grimes. Son: 
John G. B. Grimes, note. Son: Bryan Grimes, negroes Old Nicey, Ellis and Jack (a cooper). Dau.: Susan, 
wife of John G. B. Myers, negroes Comfort, boy Street, Old Stephen, Ephraim, Greene, Abner, Holland, 
Agnes and her 2 children, and Louisa. Dau.: Mary B. Cooper, negroes Samson, Vincent, Redding, Becky, 
Margaret, Tillie, Barbara and her children. To Mrs. Thomas H. Blount in her lifetime, then to her son 
William A. Blount, negroes now in her possession, viz Old Becky, Moring, Mary and her children. Two 
daus.: Ann and Olivia, remainder of estate equally divided. Exec: son William Grimes. Wits.: D. B. Perry, 
R(ichard) S. Donnell. — Wb. 1, p. 40. 

34. Keel, Simon. 

Pitt. Feb. 22, 1841. May Term 1842 (re-recorded). "Low in health". Grandson: James F. Keel. Wife: Penny 
Keel, negro woman Hana or Anna [? hard to read] and her youngest child Louisa, also negroes Olivia, 
Eliza. Dau.: Nancy Moore and her children. Dau.: Margaret Kinsaul wife of Reuben Kinsaul. Exex.: wife 
Penny. Wits.: Blount Speir, John Bugh. — Wb. 1, p. 43. 

35. Allen, Titus C. 

Pitt. Mar. 7, 1860. May Term 1860. Wife: Annay. "My children" share alike. Exec: friend Elias J. Blount. 
Wits.: H. M. Rountree, Alexander Carr. — Wb. 1, p. 45. 

36. Davis, Alfred. 

Pitt. Mar. 17, 1860. May Term 1860. Bro.: Richard B. Davis, negro woman Jane and her 2 children Chaney 
[or Charey?] and Netta and all their increase. Sisters: Delphia Tugwell, wife of Robert Tugwell; Arnisa 
Allen, widow of Elias Allen; and Sally Davis. Nephew: John Walston, son of my sister Christiann Walston. 
Exec: bro. Richard B. Davis. Wits.: Allen Bynum, Donnell Horton. — Wb. 1, p. 46. 

37. Barnhill, Marina. 

Pitt. Mar. 12, 1860. Probate not dated. Bro.: Standby D. Barnhill. Mother Lucrecy Barnhill, her lifetime, and 
then to divide between my 2 sisters: Mary Whichard, wife of William Whichard, and Nurtia Fleming, 
wife of Ivey Fleming. Exec: Ivey Fleming. Wits.: John S. Fleming, Peter Fleming. — Wb. 1, p. 47. 

38. Tyson, Charlotte. 

Pitt. Jan. 9, 1859. May Term 1860. Daus.: Gracy Moye and Clemmy Allen. 4 grandchildren: Gracy Frances 
Nichols, Clemmy Ary [later Areny] Nichols, Mary Jane Nichols, Martha Elizebeth Nichols. Exec: none 
given. Wits.: Josiah Hodges, Samuel A. Kittrell. (Probate note: will brought to court by George Moye, and 
attested by the subscribing witnesses.) — Wb. 1, p. 48. 



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39. Langley, Godfrey. 

Pitt. Nov. 1, 1859 [probate entry indicates Mar. 1, 1859]. Feb. Term, 1860. Wife: Margaret, "lands conveyed 
by Hillary Cason to my father James Langley". Son: James L. Langley; youngest son: James Marion 
[should be Frank Marion]; son: David P. Langley. Daus.: Mary R. James, Delila E. Doughty, Virginia C. 
Langley, Margaret Malvina Langley. Negroes (unnamed) to be equally divided among wife and surviving 
children. Execs.: sons David P. and James L. Langley. Wits.: T. Sparrow, L. G. Little. — Wb. 1, p. 48. 

40 . Briley, B en j amin. 

Pitt. Jan. 28, 1853. Re-recorded. To dau. Mary Briley and son William S. Briley (under 21), land and 
negroes Harriet, Frances, Frank, Richard, Isabella, Cato, Bill, Arcena, Kit & wife Cintha. Dau. Elizabeth 
Stephens. My "several heirs as named": Martha Turnage, Willis Briley, the children of Bennet Briley. My 
"other heirs": dau. Elizer Andrews, Winnefred Ballard, the children of Jesse Briley, Nancy Vines, each one 
negro. My children & grandchildren, each l/10th part of remaining estate as follow: Martha Turnage, 
John Briley, Willis Briley, the children of Bennet Briley, Mary Briley, the children of Jesse Briley by his first 
wife, Nancy Vines. Trustee Charles Greene to manage bank stock for my several heirs: Martha Turnage, 
John Briley, Willis Briley, Nancy Vines, Elizer Andrews, Winnefred Ballard, Mary Briley, William S Briley, 
the children of Bennet Briley, dec'd., the children of Jesse Briley by his first wife. Exec: (Charles Greene? 
implied). Wits.: W. K. Delaney, David House. (Will originally filed in Will Book 1842-1855, p. 127, re- 
recorded after the 1858 fire). — Wb. 1, p. 50. 

41. Carney, Jenny. 

Pitt. Jan. 13, 1851. May Term 1860. Son: Marcus C. S. Cherry, negro man "Naven" [name was in quotation 
marks], woman Bashaby and her 3 children, John, Alfred and Parthena. Devisee: Emmaniza Whitehurst. 4 
Daus.: Patience Thigpen, Elizebeth Harrel, Harriet Cherry, Jennett Mooring (Jennet's trustee to be Will- 
iam Thigpen). Exec: son Marcus C. S. Cherry, William Thigpen. Wits.: William W. K. Philpott, William A. 
Whitehurst. —Wb. 1, p. 52. 

42. Johnston, Stephen F. 

Pitt. June 21, 1860. Nov. Term 1861. Son: Stephen Johnston (under 21), 14 negroes, viz, woman Celia, Ben, 
Hendry, Lydia and her 2 children named Mary and Bob, Peggy, Cherry and her 3 children named Abram, 
Cora and Adline, Rickey, Henrietta, and Peter, and their increase; also all my estate "except the property 
now in possession of the Widow of My deceased Bro James Johnston which I give to James Johnstons' 
Children." If son Stephen should die before 21, then 4/5ths of said property equally to Mother, Leticia 
Johnston, and my brothers and sisters, viz Robert Johnston of Dyre Co., Tennessee, Mary Summerell, 
Leticia Evans, John V. Johnston, Martha Stancell, Franklin Johnston, all of Pitt County; and l/5th to 
equally divide between the children of my dec'd. bro. Charles and the children of my dec'd. bro. James. If 
son Stephen should die before 21, then Franklin Johnston to have negro Celia, and Letecia Evans to have 
negro Ben. None of the negroes are to go to Robert Johnston, his share in other property. Exec, and 
Guardian to son: Franklin Johnston. Wits.: none. (Probate notes: proved on oaths of Henry Sheppard, Jos. 
J. Dancy and Germain Bernard). — Wb. 1, p. 53. 

43. Kilpatrick, Sarah. 

Pitt. Mar. 1, 1860. Nov. Term 1860. Oldest dau.: Penelope, negroes Nicholas, Dick and Violet. Dau.: 
Catherine, wife of John T. House, negroes Elijah, Cato and Nellie. Son: Frances Marion, negroes Jack, 

Simon and Et [or Eb?]. Son William, negroes Charles, Joe and Bett. Dau.: Sarah, negroes Samuel, 

[illegible, could be Tarel, Fred, or Pard?], and Jenney. Exec: Son-in-law John T. House. Wits.: Jessee 
Nobles, S. B. Kilpatrick. Signed Salie Kilpatrick. — Wb. 1, p. 54. 

44. Little, William. 

Pitt. Aug. 22, 1860. Nov. Term 1860. Nephews: Geo. E. Little and William W. Little, the Hodges Little land. 
The children of my bro. Hodges Little, negro Windsor. To John R. Moore and Mary E. Moore his sister. 
Niece: Louisa E. Crandell. Sister: Piety Crandell. The children of my bro. Thomas Little. The children of 
my bro. Stephen. The children of my sister Hollan Smith. The children of my bro. John Little. The children 



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of my sister Nancy Daniel. The children of my bro. George Little. The children of my sister Elizabeth 
Moore. The children of my bro. Hodges Little. For the use of the Little Chappel, $125. Exec: my cousin 
Louis G. Little. Wits.: Jas. W. Newmans, Wm. A. Blount Son of Thomas. — Wb. 1, p. 55. 

45. Kittrell, Jethro. 

Pitt. Sept. 25, 1856. Re-recorded. "In bad health", to Wife: Anne. 2 youngest daus.: Lueser and Susan 
Margaret. My other children Mary Jane, Nancy, Salleyan. Exec: none stated. Wits.: S. A. Kittrell, Stanly 
Kittrell. (Court notes: In Nov. Court 1860, Caleb Cannon, adm'r. of Jethro Kittrell, dec'd., vs. Anne, Nancy, 
Louisa, Mary Jane Kittrell, by H. Sheppard, Guardian to infant defendants. The will was read into the 
court minutes, showing negroes' names: Mike, Charles, Susan and Flora; and showing the original will 
was probated prior to fire of Jan. 8, 1858; declares this a true copy.) — Wb. 1, p. 56. 

46. Phillips, Elizabeth. 

Pitt. [1856] County Court Nov. Term 1860. Alfred Moye, Admr. with the will annexed of Elizabeth 
Phillips, agst. Eliz. E. Phillips, Wm. G. Phillips, Thos. Phillips, Jesse Grizzard & wife Priscilla (petitioners). 
The court directed the following to be recorded (as re-recorded will) in the Will Book. "Elizabeth Phillips 
devised and bequeathed to her Daughter Elizabeth E. Phillips all her estate both real and personal in fee 
absolutely." The original will had been probated in Aug. Term 1856 of this Court, with letters of adminis- 
tration granted to Alfred Moye who qualified, and destroyed in the fire of Jan. 8, 1858. — Wb. 1, p. 56. 

47. Kittrell, Jonathan. 

Pitt, [before Jan. 1858] County Court of Pitt, Nov. Term 1860. Elizabeth, Sarah, John Stanly and Alexander 
Kittrell by their Guard & next friend Allen Kittrell, agst. Sylvester Garris and wife Penelope & Martha 
Kittrell and Elias J. Blount administrator, for Stanly Kittrell, Dec'd. "Jonathan Kittrell deced left a will . . . 
the Contents of said will to be as follows, to Wit;" that wife Rebecca was devised all estate real and 
personal during her lifetime, and if she marries, to take a dower & and child's part of the personal estate. 
"That his children as they married or became of age should take the legacies and devises given to them . . 
." Sons: John Stanly and Alexander to have all land equally divided. "Other children" a share each in 
personal estate. — Wb. 1, p. 58. 

48. Spain, James T. 

Pitt. Mar. 16, 1857. May Term 1859, re-recorded. By petition of Sidney H. Spain vs. Drury Spain, D. O. 
Spain, Stanly Spain, James A. Brown and wife Mary, and Charles H. Spain, "in the year 1857 James T. 
Spain died leaving the following last will . . . duly proved . . . destroyed by fire. . ." Bro.: Sidney H. Spain. 
Youngest bro.: Charles H. Spain (my interest in negroes now at my father's). My 4 brothers and my sister. 
Brother: Stanley S. Spain. Sister: Mary M. Brown. Exec: bros. Sidney H. and Charles H. Spain. [Note: Only 
3 brothers actually names in quoted will; Drury Oliver Spain was the fourth.] — Wb. 1, p. 58. 

49. Slaughter, Theophilus. 

Pitt. Nov. 10, 1850. No probate attached. Wife: Nancy, negroes girls Netty & Jane, 4 children Fanny, 
William Hesy [?], Selah, Lucy, and all land except 1 acre where the meeting House stands for the use of 
my Free Will Baptist brothers and sisters. No Exec, named. Wits.: John Stocks, Shadrack Jackson. — Wb. 1, 
p. 59. 

50. Brickle, Sarah of the Town of Greenville. 

Pitt. Aug. 18, 1851. Aug. Term 1852 [re-recorded]. Of Greenville [lengthy, complex will]. Late husband, 
Joseph Brickie, dec'd. Trustee Benjamin F. Eborn to oversee all bequests. Dau.: Martha Ann Hoyt, wife of 
Goold Hoyt. Great granddau: Martha Ann Sherod. Granddaus.: Sally A. Hoyt and Mary E. S. Dancy. 
Negroes mentioned by name: Sampson, Esias, Jno. (son of Cynthia), Mo (son of Sukey), Dinah, Dianna, 
Clarissa, Barshebe & her 2 children namely Jno. & Aquilla; man Henry, Ann and her 6 children namely 
Olivia, Henry, Clary [?], Adaline, Violet, Isaac & George. Exec: Son-in-law Goold Hoyt and dau. Martha 
Ann Hoyt. Wits.: Marshall Dickerson, W. J. Blow. Codicil dated May 1, 1852 witnessed by Marshall 
Dickerson and William Gallagher. — Wb. 1, p. 60. 



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51. Williamson, Charlotta. 

Pitt. Jan. 16, 1860. May Term 1861. My brothers and sisters: Henry Peal, Hillary Peal, Cirsena Guardner, 
Willis Peal, Silvy Lodge, and John Peal, all my estate. Exec: friend John V. Johnston. Wits.: Samuel Vines, 
Sr., and Robert (x) Jefferson. — Wb. 1, p. 65. 

52. Stocks, Susan. 

Pitt. Aug. 28, 1859. May Term 1861. Negro slave Blount to be sold, proceeds to go to the heirs of Joseph 
Ringgold, viz: Leueaser Hardy, Susan J. Jonson, Sara J. Ringgold, and Elisebeth Ringgold. Heirs of Jon 
Rasberry, $115 to divide among my grandchildren: Mary arm Rasberry, Jesse Rasberry and Susan 
Rasberry. Heirs of Allen Stocks, $50 to divide among: Jon R. Stocks, William Stocks, Sarah, Elbert, Grasay, 
Mary Ann and Nicey Stox. Bequests also to: Sara Stocks, Temne Stocks, Larance Stocks, Martha J. Kittrell, 
Sara Tripp. Remainder to son Jon Stocks (1/2) and the heirs of Allen Stocks (1/2). Exec: friend Allen 
Kittrell. Wits.: S. A. Kittrell, Locker Ringgold. — Wb. 1, p. 65. 

53. May, William. 

Pitt. Not dated. No probate attached. Wife: Polly May. 3 sons: John N. [?] May, Thomas D. May, James A. 
May. 4 daus.: Elizabeth A. May, Fanny E. May, Mary D. May, and Harriett L. May. Exec: son Thomas D. 
May. Wits.: Peter Rives, Benjamin (x) Pollard, Benjamin F. Tucker. — Wb. 1, p. 66. 

54. Pollard, Reddick. 

Pitt. Apr. 12, 1855. Feb. Term 1861. Devisees: Jenny Pollard "who now lives with me and has done for 
some time" (land and negro Daniel); nephew: Reddick Pollard, Jr.; Wilson Pollard, son of Reddick Pol- 
lard, Jr.; Elmira Pollard, dau. of sd. Jenny Pollard; dau. Fennetta Teal wife of Moses Teal. Mentioned: land 
that was my father Averett Pollard's; land where my mother-in-law Elizabeth Pollard once lived; a chest 
that used to belong to my son Wilson Pollard. Exec: Son-in-law Moses Teal. Wits.: none. (Probate note: 
"we Saw him the Said Pollard Make his Mark between his given Name and Sir name" signed by Joseph S. 
Bell, Joseph R. Stancell, and Richard Rives.) — Wb. 1, p. 67. 

55. Gay, Redden. 

Pitt. Oct. 23, 1860. Feb. Term 1861. Wife Martha Ann Gay, negroes Allsey (aged about 15 yrs), Lydia (aged 
about 10 yrs) and boy Gabe (aged about 9 yrs). Exec: friend W. L. Tyer. Wits.: Zeno H. Greene, James 
Benson. — Wb. 1, p. 69. 

56. Highsmith, James. 

Pitt. Nov. 14, 1860. Feb. Term 1861. Wife: Ann. Son: James H. Highsmith. 3 daus.: Meniza M. Highsmith 
(one small Bible), Arceny C. Highsmith, Barzela M. Highsmith, and Juliar Robertson. Daus.: Mary Ann C. 
Highsmith wife of William Highsmith, Nancy L. James wife of Bethel James. Granddau.: Lamma Ann 
Lavenia Ross. Negro. "Black man Austin" to be sold. Dau.: Elizabeth James. Exec: friend Joel James, Jr. 
Wits.: William A. Ross, J. F. Whichard. — Wb. 1, p. 70. 

57. Braxton, Council. 

Pitt. Feb. 16, 1861. May Term 1861. Wife: Sarah, negro boy Albert. 2 sons: Augustus Braxton and Frances 
M. Braxton, negroes Henry, Harriet, Dick and John. Dau.: Arcenea wife of John Lockomy. Granddau.: 
Martha Moye. Execs.: 2 sons Augustus and F. M. Braxton. Wits.: Caleb Cannon, J. A. Wortherington. — 
Wb. l,p.71. 

58. Cannon, Mary E. 

Pitt. 1858. Nov. Term 1861. Relative: Sarah Churchill, gold watch. Trustee Dr. Elias J. Blount for half- 
brother Walter S. Hanrahan, negro Delia. Trustee Dr. Elias J. Blount for half-brother James A. Hanrahan, 
negroes unnamed and land. Exec: friend Dr. Elias J. Blount. Wits.: Jesse Noble, Jacob McCotter. — Wb. 1, 
p. 72. 



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59. Daniel, Sydney. 

Pitt. May 15, 1861. Nov. Term 1861. Sister: F. E. Daniel, negro woman Nanna and her increase. Bro.: E. P. 
Daniel, negro boy King Soloman. Father: Benjamin Daniel, remainder of estate. Exec: father Benjamin 
Daniel. Wits.: none. (Probate note: Church Perkins, Lewis G. Little & Jos. J. Dancy attested to the hand- 
writing.) — Wb. 1, p. 73. 

60. Moye, Abraham D. 

Pitt. May 20, 1861. Nov. Term 1861. Wife: Martha Jane. Sons: Alfred W Moye, Abraham J. Moye, Jesse R. 
Moye (all under age 21), and Joseph George Moye. My nephew W. D. Moye (under 21) and his brothers 
and sisters: Abraham A. Moye, Martha J. Moye, and A. J. Moye, negro woman Rachel and her increase. 
Execs, and Guardians to my children: nephews William J. Moye and Moses T. Moye. Wits.: Ben Brown, 
Jesse Harris. (Probate note: the widow Martha Jane Moye dissented, by her attorney F. B. Satterthwaite.) 
— Wb. l,p.74. 

61. Davis, Richard B. 

Pitt. Sept. 1, 1861. Nov. Term 1861. Brother: B. A. Davis. Sister Arcena Allen and her children. Nephew: 
John Walston. Exec: brother B. A. Davis. Wits.: Hymon Moore, Ivy (mark) Norville. — Wb. 1, p. 76. 

62. Wilson, Catherine. 

Pitt. Will not dated. Nov. Term 1861. Brother Samuel Wilson's twin children, Edward Wilson and Lewis 
Wilson. Sister-in-law: Harriet Wilson. Sister: Sarah Wilson. Mentioned Lewis [or Linus?] Wilson, Joseph 
Wilson, Linda Wilson. Brother Samuel Wilson's son Shade Wilson. Exec: Shade Wilson. Wits.: Benjamin 
Hazelton, Samuel Wilson. — Wb. 1, p. 77. 

63. Cox, Aaron. 

Pitt. Nov. 1, 1856. Probate not dated. Wife: Sarah Cox. Sons: Jessee A. Cox, Hyland Cox. "All my female 
children." Daughters: Sophia Hardy, her husband James Hardy; Sarah Cox, her husband Jessee Cox; Phily 
Hardy, her husband Isaac Hardy. Trustee William J. Blow for daughters, their husbands to have no control 
over their legacies. Exex.: wife Sarah Cox. Wits.: Thomas Royal, W. J. Blow, Thomas Cox. (Probate notes: 
Wife Sarah declined, and Thomas Cox was appointed administrator with $25,000 bond, sureties B. G. 
Albritton and T. R. Cherry. — Wb. 1, p. 78. 

64. Albritton, Josiah D. 

Pitt. June 20, 1862. Probate not dated. Wife: Peny Albritton, all my estate, real, personal or mixed. Exec: 
friend Samuel H. Langly. Wits.: Jas. L. Paul, Randolph. (Probate notes Saml. H. Langley duly qualified 
with David Langley and F. B. Satterthwaite as sureties for $1200 bond). — Wb. 1, p. 79. 

(To be continued in the next issue.) 



Stephen Smith, Revolutionary War Soldier 

This is found in the NC Archives in the NC General Assembly Session Records, Nov. -Dec. 1800, Box 3, 
Rev. War Petitions. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

"The Petition of Cullen SMITH of Green County Humbly Shewth that his father Stephen SMITH was a 
So ldzi er in the continental line of this State, and died in Service on or about the third of June 1783 and 
your petitioner Sheweth that a Certain Archibal LYTLE has since drawn the Military warrant your 
petitioner was entitled to, being the Legal representative of Stephen Smith, as will appear by documents 
accompaning this petition, and as it appears from the warrant afforesaid, your petitioner prays a Dupli- 
cate warrant to issue, or grant him Such other relief as you in your wisdom may seem Just & right and as 
in duty bound will ever pray & 

Dec. 12 1800 " Cullen SMITH" 



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Bible Records 



James Blow Bible 

This Bible is owned by Mrs. Mary Dorcas Carey, Kinston, NC. The following is taken from a handwritten 
transcript sent to Roger Kammerer by Thomas Carmalt Blow of Orlando, Fl., in 1990. He wrote: "Copied 
from the Bible of James Blow. Published by W. E. Norman 1817. Stereotyped by D. & G. Bruce, New 
York." 

James Blow was born March 2 1778 
Susanna Blow his wife was born July 6th 1780 

Rebecca R Blow Daughter of the above was born March 13th 1813 
Mary A. Blow was born December 27th 1816 

James Blow and his wife Susanna Blow was married the 16 Day of February 1812 
William J. Blow was born May 10th 1818 
Susanna Priscilla Blow was born May 31 1821 

James Blow died 26th September 1836 

Susanna Blow died August 2 1841 

Allie M. Streeter died Oct 17th 1835 Aged 34 y 

Susan P. Neville Died July 23rd 1853 Aged 32y lm 23 days 

William J. Blow died August 7th 1864 Aged 48 years, 2 months, 28 days. 

Mary A. Bynum died March 13th 1872 Aged 55 years 2 months 16 days. 

The William James Blow Bible 

This Bible is owned by Mrs. Mary Dorcas Carey, Kinston, NC. The following is taken from a handwritten 
transcript sent to Roger Kammerer by Thomas Carmalt Blow of Orlando, Fl., in 1990. Published by B. B. 
Mussey & Co. 1847. Comments in paretheses are Mr. Blow's; bracketed remarks are those of this editor. 
The length of the records is extended by duplication of information from the older Blow Bible into this 
bible. 

W. J. Blow and D. S. Masters were married 28th April 1840 

H. A. Blow and T. A. V. Boddie were married February 23rd 1876 

Alex. L. Blow and Alice M. Monteiro were married June 11th 1879 in Manchester Va. 

Nathaniel Simmons Fulford and Maud Lillington Blow were married in Greenville, N.C. on the 25th day 

of April 1900 

William Haywood Dail Jr. and Mary Dorcas Blow were married November 18th 1903 in Greenville N.C. 

William Richard Blow was born February 10th 1856 
Mary Dorcas Blow was born Aril 1, 1857 

Lizzie Bynum Blow, Daughter of H. A. and T. A. V. Blow was born January 24th 1877. 
William James Boddie Blow son of H. A. and T. A. V. Blow was born October 27th 1878 
Joseph Benjamin Higgs, son of J. B. and Mary D. Higgs was born February 27th 1884 
Mary Dorcas Higgs Daughter of J. B. and Mary D. Higgs was born Feb. 2, 1886 
Elizabeth Emily Higgs Daughter of J. B. and Mary Dorcas Higgs was born March 14th 1888 
Nathaniel Simmons Fulford son of N. S. and Maud L. Blow was born March 6th 1901 
Alice Monteiro Fulford daughter of N. S. and Maud L. Fulford was born June 8th 1902 
Hannah Long Fulford daughter of N. S. and Maud L. Fulford was born Febraury 8th 1904 
William Haywood Dail son of W. H. and Mary D. Dail was born July 13th 1907 



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Joseph Benj. Higgs and Mary Dorcas Blow were married June 7th 1882 

Joseph Benj. Higgs Jr. son of J. B. and Mary D. Higgs was born February 27th 1884 

Mary Dorcas Higgs daughter of J. B. and Mary D. Higgs was born Feb 2 1886 

Elizabeth Emily Higgs daughter of J. B. and Mary D. Higgs was born March 14th 1888 

Joseph Benj. Higgs son of J. Benj. Higgs and Avilla Higgs was born Oct 23rd 1916 

Mary Dorcas Harding daughter of James B. and Mary Dorcas Harding was born March 8th 1917 

Anthony James Carey Jr. son of A. J. Carey and Mary Dorcas Carey was born Sept 26 1944 

Maude Lillington Blow, Daughter of A. L. and A. M. Blow was born June 21st 1880 

Mary Dorcas Blow daughter of A. L. and A. M. Blow was born March 11th 1882 

Frances Ricks Blow daughter of H. A. and T. A. V. Blow was born October 31st 1882 

Isaac Sugg Blow son of H. A. and T. A. V. Blow was born October 12th 1884 

Lottie Lavinia Blow daughter of A. L. and A. M. Blow was born November 28th 1884 

Births 

Alice Monteiro Blow, daughter of A. L. and A. M. Blow was born July 24th 1886 
Alexander Lillington Blow son of A. L. and A. M. Blow was born Dcember 21st, 1887 
Celestia Minora Blow Daughter of H. A. and T. A. V. Blow was born March 4th 1887 
Tho's. George Blow was born Feb 28th 1889 
Cornelia Virginia Blow was born April 1st 1891 

Margaret Sheppard Blow daughter of A. L. and A. M. Blow was born September 17th 1891 
Florence Eurelia Blow, daughter of A. L. and A. M. Blow was born April 7th 1893 

Joseph Benj. Higgs Jr. and Avilla Wallace were married Nov 

Jarvis B. Harding and Mary Dorcas Higgs were married Feb. 16 1915 

Preston Arthur Tyson and Mary Dorcas Higgs Harding were married Dec 28 1927 

Hamner W. Winstead and Eliz. Emily Higgs were married June 7, 1920 

Anthony James Carey and Mary Dorcas Harding were married May 24, 1941 

Benj. Arthur Carey son of A. J. & Mary Dorcas Carey born Aug 7, 1947 
Clifton West Carey son of A. J. & Mary Dorcas Carey was born April 22, 1950 

James Blow died May 15, 1842 

W. J. B. Blow died February 23 1841 [1844?1 

John Becton Blow died July 7th 1846 

Ida Maria Blow died October 25 1849 

Baby died 2 July 1853 

William J. Blow died August 7 1864 

William R. Blow died December 31 1881 

T. A. V. Blow, wife of H. A. Blow died Feb 17, 1893 

Dorcas Blow wife of W. J. Blow died Sept 1885 

Lizzie A. Blow died June 6 1888 (wife of R. A. Bynum) 

Samuel Joseph Masters Blow died May 27th 1909 

Births 

James Blow was born May 2nd 1841 

Elizabeth Allie Blow was born November 17th 1842 

W. J. B. Blow was born February 3 1844 

John Becton Blow was born July 20th 1845 

Ida Maria Blow was born January 18 1847 

Henry Arthur Blow was born September 5 1848 

Alexander Lillington Blow was born 29 June 1851 

Baby was born 29 January 1853 

Samuel Joseph Masters Blow was born 24 April 1854 

Thomas George Blow was born February 28th 1889 



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Cornelia Virginia Blow was born April 1st 1891 

Samuel Joseph Masters Blow was born April 24 1854 Died May 27 1909 
Richard Blow was born February 19 1856. Died December 31 1881 
Mary Dorcas Blow was born April 1st 1857 
Lizzie Bynum Blow was born January 24 1877 
William James Boddie Blow was born October 27 1878 
Francis Ricks Blow was born October 31st 1882 
Isaac Sugg Blow was born October 12th 1884 
Celestia Minora Blow was born March 4th 1887 

Children of Alexander Lillington Blow and Alice Monteiro Blow: 
Maude Lillington Blow born June 21st 1880 
Mary Dorcas Blow born March 11th 1882 
Lottie Lavinia Blow born November 28th 1884 
Alice Monteiro Blow born July 24 1886 
Alexander Lillington Blow born December 21 1887 
Margaret Sheppard Blow born Sept 17 1891 
Florence Emelia Blow born April 7 1893 

William James Blow, Dorcas S. Blow were married 28 April 1840 

Henry Arthur Blow, Virginia Boddie were married February 23 1876. Virginia died Feb 17 1893 

Alex. Lillington Blow, Alice Monteiro were married June 11th 1879 in Manchester Virginia 

James Blow born May 2, 1847, Died May 15th 1842 [?] 

Elizabeth Alice Blow was born Nov 17 1842 (Note: should be "Allie") 

W. J. B. Blow was born Feb 3 1844, Died Feb 23, 1844 

John Becton Blow was born July 20 1845. Died July 7, 1846 

Ida Maria Blow was born Jan 18 1847. Died Oct 25, 1849 

Henry Arthur Blow was born Sept 5 1848 

Alexander Lillington Blow was born June 29, 1851 

Baby born January 29th 1853, died July 2nd 1853 

Joyner Wing ate Bible 

This Bible, The People's Standard Edition Holy Bible, Old and New Testament and Apocryphal Writings, 
is owned by Mrs. Barbara Cox Manning. It was published by Bradley, Garretson & Co., Philadelphia and 
by B. F. Johnson & Co., Ricmond, Va. 1876. Transcribed and Contributed by Brenda Davis Stocks. 

This certifies that the Rite of Holy Matrimony was celebrated between Joyner Wingate of Pitt County, 
N.C. and Nancy B. McGlohon of Pitt County, N. C. on January 31, 1869 at Jerry McGlohon's by Elder T. N. 
Manning 

Witness Craven Sumrell 
Witness Benjamin F. McGlohon 

Births 

Joyner Wingate Son of Henry and Nancy Wingate was born February 19 1850 
Nancy B. Wingate Daughter of Jerry and Susan McGlohon was born May 5 1848 
Winaford Daughter of Joyner and Nancy B. Wingate was born Dec. 17 1869 
Richard Son of Joyner and Nancy B. Wingate was born Sept. 15, 1871 
Charity Daughter of Joyner and Nancy B. Wingate was born April 26 1875 
Maggie Daughter of Joyner and Nancy B. Wingate was born Nov. 13 1876 
Nancy Daughter of Joyner and Nancy B. Wingate was born Oct. 31 1878 
Fannie Daughter of Joyner and Nancy B. Wingate was born March 15 1881 



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Bula Daughter of Joiner and Nancy B. Wingate was born Nov. 12 1882 

James Olen Wingate son of Joiner and Nancy Wingate was born Aug the 31 1884 

David A. Wingate son of Joiner and Nancy Wingate was bornd the 10th Nov 1886 

Susan A. daughter son of Joiner and Nancy B. Wingate was born the September the 5th 1888 

Lucy O. daughter son of Joiner and Nancy Wingate was born 28 of June 1890 in A D 

Pearlie E. Wingate daughter of Joyner and Nancy B. Wingate was born Jan th 1894 

Lyman Wingate son of Ollen & Ida Wingate was b or Nov 10 1903 A. D. 

Marriages 

Winiford Wingate & John Turnage was married Febuary the 1 in A D 1888 
Richard Wingate and Mary Spivy was marrid on 5 of March in A D 1890 
Maggie Wingate and Ulisses Jackson was married on 13 of Nov. A D 1894 
Nannie Wingate and Benjamin Hall was married on 18 of Nov. A D 1895 
Fannie Wingate and Frank Dail was married Dec. 14th 1898 
Bula Wingate and Will Johnson was married Oct 3 1900 

James O. Wingate and Ida Humbles was married in the year of our lord 1902 Dec 21 

Alice Wingate and Buttler Allen was married December the 23 1906 

D. Adolph Wingate and Ella W. Peed was married Mar. 28, 1908 

Lucy Wingate and Seth Tyson was married Jan. 2. 1910 

J. Ollen Wingate and Ethel Mae Mumford was married Dec 18 1912 

Pearl E. Wingate and Seth Tyson was married July 29, 1914 

Deaths 

Charity daughter of Joyner and Nancy B. Wingate departed this life on Sept 19th 1875 Aged 4 months and 
23 days 

Lucy O Tyson Wife of Seth Tyson died Feb. 27 1913 A. D. Age 22 yr 9 mo 23 

Infant son of Lucy O. Tyson and Seth Tyson died Mar 13 1913 A. D. Age 24 days 

Lucy Hellen Estell daughter of Lucy & Seth Tyson born Feb 27 1913 died May 9 1913. Age 2 month 12 

days. 

Joyner Wingate departed this life July 6, 1917 age 67 years 4 months and 17 days 

Nancy B. Wingate wife of Joyner Wingate departed this life Sept. 19 1919. Age 71 years 4 months and 14 
days 

Minnie Tickle wife of John Tickle died Sept. 14 1926 
Richard Wingate died May 16th 1923 
Nannie Wingate Hall died Mar 23 1932 
Lary Mashburn Wingate was born July 5 1909 

Adock Wingate died on June 29 19 

Bula Jones Wingate died on April 20 1963 

Fannie Wingate Dail died on Dec. 24 1963 

Maggie W. Jackson died on May 7 1966 

Alice W. Vandiford died on Oct 16 1966 

James Ollen Wingate died Wednesday June 28th, 1944 

Pearlie Wingate Tyson died Wednesday Dec. 24th, 1947 

W. H. Johnson died Feb. 27 1907 

Birth and death of Lyman E. Wingate son of Ollen and Ida Wingate was born Nov. 10, 1903 and died May 



29, 1906 




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Queries 



Looking for information on the ancestry of John MEEKS (1817- 1833(?)) and his wife, Sarah Elizabeth 
WAINRIGHT/ VAINRIGHT (1824-1900). They are found in the 1850 Pitt County Census. Is Sarah' s 
maiden name WAINRIGHT or VAINRIGHT ? She is buried in the same MEEKS cemetery as Rebecca 
WAINRIGHT BRILEY. Both women are assumed to be the daughters of Noah WAINRIGHT. I'm also 
looking for any information regarding a reputed lawsuit during the 1840's which split the WAINRIGHT 
family, causing the variation in spelling. 

— Ree STOMER; 4806 Southwind Dr., Kingsport, TN 37664-5023 (423-323-7543) 
E-mail: reestomer@aol.com 

oooooooooo 

I would be grateful for any information on the ancestry of Thomas DAIL (ca. 1851-1900) and his wife, 
Sarah CANNON (ca. 1857-1873), both of Pitt County. 

—Janice Tripp GURGANUS; 211 Gloria Street, Greenville, NC 27858-8627 (252-355-6974) 
E-mail: j anicegurganus@spr intmail .com 

oooooooooo 

Arnold HOPKINS is found in the 1761 Pitt County Tax List having 3 taxable white males and slaves. I 
believe this was for himself and 2 sons: William HOPKINS and Lewis HOPKINS. I need to prove this 
relationship. Any help would be appreciated. 

—Martha Gay MORTON; 3761 Blue Ridge Rd., West Palm Beach, FL 33406-4148 (561-967-2327) 
E-mail: SANMUDIL@bell south.net 

oooooooooo 

I am seeking information on the North Carolina Regiment of the Continental Line that in which men in 
the Pitt County area would have served in the Revolution. If anyone has a list of soldiers, I would appre- 
ciate information on any SMITHS who served. 

— William James SMITH; 317 Oakwood Circle, Danville, VA 24541 (804-793-7432) 



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Index 



NOTE: NAMES OFTEN APPEAR MORE THAN ONCE ON A PAGE. 



Abbot, Louis 4 

Abbot, Zelotas 4 

Adams, William 11, 12 

Albritton, B. G 20 

Albritton, Floyd 5 

Albritton, Josiah D 20 

Albritton, Pauline 15 

Albritton, Peny 20 

Albritton, Pinkey 5 

Allen, A. M 7 

Allen, Annay 16 

Allen, Arcena 20 

Allen, Arnisa 16 

Allen, Bertha E 7 

Allen, Bertie 7 

Allen, Buttler 24 

Allen, Clemmy 16 

Allen, Elias 16 

Allen, Neva 7 

Allen, Thomas 7 

Allen, Titus C 16 

Allen, W. Harvey 7 

Amason, Judith 3 

Amason, Levi 3 

Anderson, Ferdinand 15 

Andrews 12 

Andrews, Alfred G 3 

Andrews, Barshaba 3 

Andrews, Charlotte 3 

Andrews, Edmund 3 

Andrews, Elizer 17 

Andrews, Hasty 15 

Andrews, Warren 3 

Andrews, Warren D 3 

Arnett, Silas White 13 

Arnold, Clement 15 

Arrington, _ohn 11 

Ashlock, Tyson 12 

Atkinson, Wesley 15 

Avery 12 

Baker 12 

Baker, B. J. (or T?) 15 

Ballard, Winnefred 17 

Barfield, Dicey 5 

Barfield, Reddick 5 

Barnhill 12 

Barnhill, John H 12 

Barnhill, Lucrecy 16 

Barnhill, Marina 16 

Barnhill, Standly D 16 

Barrett, Adline 15 



Barrett, Famie 15 

Barrett, Howell 15 

Barrett, John 15 

Barrett, Nicie 15 

Bartram, William 11 

Battle, Elisha 1 

Battle, Olive 1 

Bell, Frank 15 

Bell, Joseph 3 

Bell, Joseph S 19 

Benson, James 19 

Benson, Jethro 3 

Bernard, Germain 17 

Bevan, Betsy 1 

Biggs, John D 2 

Biggs, Jos. D 2, 3 

Bloom, Richard 10 

Blount, Elias J./Dr. 16, 18, 19 

Blount, John Gray/Jno G/John G. . 13 

Blount, R. S 1 

Blount, Thomas 18 

Blount, Thomas H, Mrs 16 

Blount, William A 16 

Blount, Wm. A 18 

Blow, A. L 22 

Blow, A. M 22 

Blow, Alex. L 21 

Blow, Alexander Lillington 22, 23 

Blow, Alice Monteiro 22, 23 

Blow, Celestia Minora 22, 23 

Blow, Cornelia Virginia 22, 23 

Blow, Dorcas 22 

Blow, Dorcas S 23 

Blow, Elizabeth Alice 23 

Blow, Elizabeth Allie 22 

Blow, Florence Emelia 23 

Blow, Florence Eurelia 22 

Blow, Frances Ricks 22 

Blow, Francis Ricks 23 

Blow, H. A 21, 22 

Blow, Henry Arthur 22, 23 

Blow, Ida Maria 22, 23 

Blow, Isaac Sugg 22, 23 

Blow, James 21, 22 

Blow, John Becton 22, 23 

Blow, Lizzie A 22 

Blow, Lizzie Bynum 21, 23 

Blow, Lottie Lavinia 22, 23 

Blow, Margaret Sheppard 22, 23 

Blow, Mary A 21 

Blow, Mary Dorcas 21, 22, 23 

Blow, Maud Lillington 21, 22, 23 



Blow, Rebecca F. 21 

Blow, Richard 23 

Blow, Samuel Joseph Masters ... 22, 23 

Blow, Susanna 21 

Blow, Susanna Priscilla 21 

Blow, T. A. V. 22 

Blow, Tho's. /Thomas George 22 

Blow, Thomas Carmalt 21 

Blow, W. J 18, 20 

Blow, W. J. B 22, 22, 23 

Blow, William J 20, 21, 22 

Blow, William James 21, 23 

Blow, William James Boddie 23 

Blow, William R 22 

Blow, William Richard 21 

Boddie, T. A. V. 21, 22 

Boddie, Virginia 23 

Boddie, William James 21 

Bonner, Thomas 11 

Boyd 12 

Boyle, Betsey 3 

Boyle, Patrick 3 

Brady, A. Eveline 15 

Brand, Bryant 4 

Brand, Lydia 4 

Braxton 12 

Braxton, Augustus 19 

Braxton, Council 19 

Braxton, Frances M./F. M 19 

Braxton, Kenny Guy 12 

Braxton, Sarah 19 

Brickie, Joseph 18 

Brickie, Sarah 18 

Briley, Benjamin 17 

Briley, Bennet 17 

Briley, Clary Ann 15 

Briley, Jesse 17 

Briley, John 17 

Briley, Mary 17 

Briley, Rebecca Wainright 25 

Briley, William S 17 

Briley, Willis 17 

Britton, James 2 

Britton, Piney 2 

Brooks, Southy 5 

Brown 12 

Brown, Ben 20 

Brown, Henry 14 

Brown, James A 18 

Brown, Jesse P. 15 

Brown, Mary/Mary M 18 

Brown, Samuel 15 



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Bugh, John 16 

Bullock 12 

Butts, Wade 4 

Bynum, Allen 16 

Bynum, Mary A 21 

Caldam, John 11 

Cannon, Caleb 18, 19 

Cannon, Delia Ann 15 

Cannon, Mary E 19 

Cannon, Mr. 9 

Cannon, Penelope 5 

Cannon, Polly 15 

Cannon, Sarah 25 

Cannon, Thomas 5 

Carey, A. J 22 

Carey, Anthony James 22 

Carey, Anthony James, Jr 22 

Carey, Benj. Arthur 22 

Carey, Clifton West 22 

Carey, Mary Dorcas 22 

Carey, Mary Dorcas, Mrs 21 

Carney, Jenny 17 

Carney, Mary Eliza 15 

Carney, William Frances 15 

Carney, Willis 15 

Carr, Alexander 16 

Carr, Shade 15 

Carson, Ann E 6 

Cason, Hillary 17 

Chapman, Wade 15 

Chauncy, Walley 11, 12 

Cherry 12 

Cherry, Ann Moring 7 

Cherry, Arceny 15 

Cherry, Harriet 17 

Cherry, Jesse 2 

Cherry, Marcus C.S 17 

Cherry, McG. L 15 

Cherry, Polly 2 

Cherry, T. R 20 

Cherry, William Lawrence 7 

Churchill, Sarah 19 

Cobb, Jesse H 1 

Cobb, Olive 1 

Coburn, J. H 6 

Coburn, John William Hedley 6 

Coburn, Johnny 6 

Coburn, Lydia Nelson 6 

Coburn, Robert 6 

Cooper, Mary B 16 

Corbett, Emily 15 

Corbett, Jane 15 

Cordon/ Condon?, Redmon 15 

Cory, Gatsey Ann 15 

Coward 12 



Cowper, Mary B 16 

Cowper, Wiley Grimes 16 

Cox, Aaron 20 

Cox, Hyland 20 

Cox, Jesse A 15 

Cox, Jessee 20 

Cox, Jessee A 20 

Cox, Sarah 20 

Cox, Thomas 20 

Craft 12 

Craft, Elizabeth 4 

Crandell, Louisa E 17 

Crandell, Piety 17 

Crawford, Clara J 7 

Crawford, Elias 7 

Crisp 12 

Critcher, A. H 7 

Critcher, Lillie L 7 

Curtis, Lettia 7 

Curtis, W. M 7 

Dail 12 

Dail, Albert 5 

Dail, Bethany 5 

Dail, Dickerson 5 

Dail, Elias 5 

Dail, Fannie Wingate 24 

Dail, Frank 24 

Dail, Jefferson 5 

Dail, John 5 

Dail, John 5 

Dail, Madison 5 

Dail, Mary D 21 

Dail, Sally 5 

Dail, Theophilus 4 

Dail, Thomas 4, 5, 25 

Dail, William 5 

Dail, William Haywood 21 

Dail, William Haywood, Jr 21 

Dancy, Benjamin 14 

Dancy, Jos. J 17, 20 

Dancy, Mary E. S 18 

Daniel, Benjamin 20 

Daniel, Delilah 15 

Daniel, E. P. 15, 20 

Daniel, F. E 20 

Daniel, Lazarus 15 

Daniel, Nancy 18 

Daniel, Robert 14 

Daniel, Sydney 20 

Davenport 12 

Davenport, Martilla 15 

Davenport, Susan 15 

Davis, A. Maude 7 

Davis, Alfred 16 

Davis, B. A 20 



Davis, D. W. 7 

Davis, Richard B 16, 20 

Davis, Sally 16 

Deal, Louisa /Laniza 15 

Degraftenreidt, Turner 14 

Delaney, W. K 17 

Deloach, Elcy 15 

Dennis 12 

Dickerson, Marshall 18 

Dixon, Dealy A 15 

Dixon, Elizabeth 5 

Dixon, Samuel 5 

Dixson/Dixon, Walter 11 

Donnell, R(ichard) S 16 

Doughty, Delila E 17 

Downs 12 

Driver, Caroline 15 

Dudley, Wm 13 

Dupree, Ben 15 

Dupree, Sally 1 

Eborn, Andrew 15 

Eborn, Benjamin F. 18 

Edwards, Charles 4, 5 

Edwards, Dellah 15 

Edwards, Elizabeth 1 

Edwards, Miles 15 

Edwards, Moses 15 

Edwards, Theophilus 1 

Ellinor 12 

Evans, Aaron 14 

Evans, Catharine 1 

Evans, Delia 7 

Evans, Edward 7 

Evans, Elias 7 

Evans, Elizabeth 7 

Evans, G. A 7 

Evans, G. T. 7 

Evans, Glasgow 7 

Evans, Gordon 7 

Evans, H. C 7 

Evans, Hattie 7 

Evans, Hattie May 7 

Evans, Ira 7 

Evans, J. J 7 

Evans, James 7, 14 

Evans, James L 7 

Evans, Leon F. 7 

Evans, Leticia 17 

Evans, Nannie E 7 

Evans, Richard 7 

Evans, Rubell 7 

Evans, Susan 7 

Evans, W. F. 7 

Evans, William 7 

Evans, William J 7 



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Everett 12 

Everitt 12 

Farber, Karl Page 12 

Fields, Ned 15 

Fleming, Ivey 16 

Fleming, Jammina 15 

Fleming, John S 16 

Fleming, Joseph 15 

Fleming, Nurtia 16 

Fleming, Peter 16 

Forbes 12 

Forbes, Allen 7 

Forbes, Bessie 7 

Forbes, C. H 7 

Forbes, John R 7 

Forbes, Pearl 7 

Forbes, R. A 7 

Forbes, Rosa 7 

Forbes, William H 7 

Ford, William 6 

Foreman, Mary 15 

Foreman, Monroe 15 

Fulford, Alice Monteiro 21 

Fulford, Hannah Long 21 

Fulford, Jesse 3 

Fulford, Nathaniel Simmons 21 

Fulford, Rebecca 3 

Gale, Edmund 10 

Gallagher, William 18 

Garris, Adolph 7 

Garris, Cornelia 7 

Garris, Penelope 18 

Garris, Sylvester 18 

Gaskins, Major 15 

Gay, Martha Ann 19 

Gay, Redden 19 

Green, Daniel 15 

Green, Joseph 15 

Greene, Charles 17 

Greene, Zeno H 19 

Grey, Harriet 15 

Grice, Willie 15 

Griffin, Artimesia 3 

Griffin, Joseph 3 

Grimes, Ann 16 

Grimes, Bryan 16 

Grimes, Bryan Junior 16 

Grimes, John G. B 16 

Grimes, Olivia 16 

Grimes, R. J 6 

Grimes, William 16 

Grist, Bryan Grimes 16 

Grist, Willie 15 

Grizzard, Jesse 18 



Grizzard, Priscilla 18 

Guardner, Cirsena 19 

Gwaltney, Reuben 5 

Hall, Benjamin 24 

Hall, Nannie Wingate 24 

Hanrahan, James A 19 

Hanrahan, Walter S 19 

Hardee, James/James R 15 

Hardee/Hardy 12 

Harding, James B 22 

Harding, Jarvis B 22 

Harding, Mary Dorcas 22 

Hardy, Isaac 20 

Hardy James 20 

Hardy, Leueaser 19 

Hardy, Phily 20 

Hardy, Sophia 20 

Hargrove, Dr. 6 

Harper 12 

Harrel, Elizebeth 17 

Harris, J. L 7 

Harris, Jesse 20 

Harris, Marjorie 12 

Harris, Nora 7 

Harris, Stephen 13 

Harris, Taylor 8 

Harvey, John 10 

Harvey, Miles 10 

Hatton, Arden 15 

Haywood, Nancy 1 

Haywood, William H 1 

Hazelton, Benjamin 20 

Hazleton, Delia 15 

Hearn, Michael 1, 3 

Henderson, Charity Ann 1 

Henderson, William 1 

Herrington, Josephine 15 

Higgs, Eliz. /Elizabeth Emily .... 21, 22 

Higgs,J. B 21 

Higgs, Joseph Benj., Jr. 22 

Higgs, Joseph Benjamin 21, 22 

Higgs, Mary D 21 

Higgs, Mary Dorcas 21, 22 

Highsmith, Ann 19 

Highsmith, Arceny C 19 

Highsmith, Barzela M 19 

Highsmith, James 19 

Highsmith, James H 19 

Highsmith, Mary Ann C 19 

Highsmith, Meniza M 19 

Highsmith, William 19 

Hill, Bill 12 

Hines, Peter E 4 

Hobson 8 

Hodges, Josiah 16 



Holliday, John 5 

Holliday, Maria 5 

Hopkins 12 

Hopkins, Arnold 25 

Hopkins, Lewis 25 

Hopkins, William 25 

Horton, Donnell 16 

House 12 

House, Adline 15 

House, Catherine 17 

House, David 17 

House, Jennie 15 

House, John T. 17 

Howard, Sidney 2 

Hoyt, Goold 5, 18 

Hoyt, Martha Ann 18 

Hoyt, Sally A 18 

Hubbard, John 1 

Humbles 12 

Humbles, Ida 24 

Jackson, Maggie W. 24 

Jackson, Shadrack 18 

Jackson, Ulisses 24 

James, Bethel 19 

James, Elizabeth 19 

James, Joel, Jr. 19 

James, Mary R 17 

James, Nancy L 19 

Jefferson, Robert 19 

Jenkins 12 

Jenkins, Joseph L 12 

Johnson, Creecy 15 

Johnson, Milly Ann 15 

Johnson, W. H 24 

Johnson, Will 24 

Johnston, Charity 3 

Johnston, Charles 17 

Johnston, Eli 3 

Johnston, Franklin 17 

Johnston, Gab/Gabriel 11, 12 

Johnston, John V. 17, 19 

Johnston, Leticia 17 

Johnston, Robert 17 

Johnston, Saml 14 

Johnston, Stephen 17 

Johnston, Stephen F. 17 

Jolly, B. F. 7 

Jolly, Nannie E 7 

Jones 12 

Jones, Asa 4, 13 

Jones, Bethany 4 

Jones, Gardner 4 

Jones, Jemima 4 

Jones, John 13 

Jones, Mike 12 



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Jones, Rogr/Roger 11 

Jonson, Susan J 19 

Jordan, Elizabeth 1 

Jordan, Frederick 1 

Jordan, John 14 

Joyner, O. L 8 

Joyner, Turner 15 

Joynst on, James 17 

Kail, Dorcas 3 

Kail, Josiah 3 

Kammerer, Roger .. 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 20, 21 

Keel, James F. 16 

Keel, Penny 16 

Keel, Simon 16 

Kennedy 12 

Kennedy, Jessie 7 

Kennedy, Joseph M 7 

Kersmas/Losmas 12 

Kilpa trick, Frances Marion 17 

Kilpatrick, Penelope 17 

Kilpa trick, S. B 17 

Kilpatrick, Salie 17 

Kilpatrick, Sally 1 

Kilpatrick, Sarah 17 

Kilpatrick, William 17 

Kinsaul, Margaret 16 

Kinsaul, Reuben 16 

Kite 12 

Kittrell, Alexander 18 

Kittrell, Allen 18, 19 

Kittrell, Anne 18 

Kittrell, Beulah 7 

Kittrell, Charlie 7 

Kittrell, Elizabeth 18 

Kittrell, Jethro 18 

Kittrell, John Stanly 18 

Kittrell, Jonathan 18 

Kittrell, Lueser/ Louisa 18 

Kittrell, Martha 18 

Kittrell, Martha J 19 

Kittrell, Mary Jane 18 

Kittrell, Matthew 14 

Kittrell, Nancy 18 

Kittrell, Rebecca 18 

Kittrell, S. A 18, 19 

Kittrell, Salleyan 18 

Kittrell, Samuel A 16 

Kittrell, Sarah 18 

Kittrell, Stanly 18 

Kittrell, Susan Margaret 18 

Knight, John 15 

Knox, Teresa Hardee 12 

Lamb 12 

Lamb, Colonel 8 



Lamon, Orren 1 

Lancaster 12 

Langely 12 

Langley, Charles 15 

Langley, Cherry 3 

Langley, David 20 

Langley, David P. 17 

Langley, Frank Marion 17 

Langley, Godfrey 17 

Langley, Hezekiah 3 

Langley, James 17 

Langley, James L 17 

Langley, James Marion 17 

Langley, Margaret 17 

Langley, Margaret Malvina 17 

Langley, Virginia C 17 

Langley, Warren 15 

Langly Samuel H. 20 

Laughinghouse, J. J 8 

Leigh 12 

Lewis, James E 3 

Lewis, Penny 3 

Liatos 12 

Little, Amey 15 

Little, Cullen 2 

Little, Geo. E 17 

Little, George 18 

Little, Hodges 17, 18 

Little, John 17 

Little, L. G 17 

Little, Lewis G 20 

Little, Louis G 18 

Little, Oliver 15 

Little, Stephen 17 

Little, Thomas 17 

Little, William 17 

Little, William G 2 

Little, William W. 17 

Lockomy Arcenea 19 

Lockomy, John 19 

Lodge, Silvy 19 

Logsdon, Marion 12 

Lytle, Archibal 20 

Mair, Henrietta 4 

Mair, 4 

Manning 12 

Manning, Barbara Cox, Mrs 23 

Manning, Cornelius 1 

Manning, J. M 5 

Manning, John A 5 

Manning, Reuben 1 

Manning, Susan 1 

Manning, T. N., Elder 23 

Marin 12 

Martin, Benjamin H 13 



Martin, W. 2 

Masters, D. S 21 

Matthews, Roderick 5 

May, Amanda 15 

May, Benjamin 5 

May, Elizabeth A 19 

May, Fanny E 19 

May, Harriett 19 

May, James A 19 

May, John N.? 19 

May, Mary D 19 

May, Polly 19 

May, Thomas D 19 

May, William 19 

McCay, Gatsey 4 

McCay, Gatsey 5 

McCotter, Jacob 19 

McGlohon, Benjamin F. 23 

McGlohon, Jerry 23 

McGlohon, Nancy B 23 

McGlohon, Susan 23 

McGowan, George 15 

McRoy 12 

Meeks, John 25 

Mills, John 14 

Mills, Nabe 15 

Monk, George 9 

Monteiro, Alice 23 

Monteiro, Alize M 21 

Moore 12 

Moore, A. T. 7 

Moore, Betty 15 

Moore, Charlotte 15 

Moore, Elizabeth 18 

Moore, Hymon 20 

Moore, John R 17 

Moore, Lemuel J 15 

Moore, Mary E 17 

Moore, Nancy 16 

Moore, Prince 15 

Moore, Reuben 4 

Moore, Sally 4 

Mooring, Dawson 15 

Mooring, Jennett 17 

Morton, Martha Gay 12, 25 

Moseley, Edward 11, 12 

Moye, A. B 7 

Moye, A. J 20 

Moye, Abraham A 20 

Moye, Abraham D 20 

Moye, Abraham J 20 

Moye, Alfred 18 

Moye, Alfred W. 20 

Moye, E. A 14 

Moye, Franklin 5 

Moye, George 14, 16 



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Moye, Gracy 16 

Moye, Jesse R 20 

Moye, Joseph George 20 

Moye, Lydia 5 

Moye, Martha 19 

Moye, Martha J 20 

Moye, Martha Jane 20 

Moye, Moses T. 20 

Moye, Pearl 7 

Moye, W. D 20 

Moye, William D 4, 5 

Moye, William J 20 

Moye, Wm. D 4 

Mumford, Ethel Mae 24 

Myers, John G. B 16 

Myers, Susan 16 

Nelson 12 

Nelson, Agnes 6 

Nelson, Canity 13 

Nelson, Francis 13 

Nelson, Jesse 13, 14 

Nelson, John 6 

Nelson, John, Senior 13 

Nelson, Joseph 13 

Nelson, Mary 13 

Nelson, Wm 13 

Neville, Susan P. 21 

Newmans, Jas. W. 18 

Newton, Ned 15 

Newton, William F. 15 

Nichols, Clemmy Ary/Areny 16 

Nichols, Gracy Frances 16 

Nichols, Martha Elizebeth 16 

Nichols, Mary Jane 16 

Noble, Jesse 19 

Nobles 12 

Nobles, J. J 15 

Norfleet, 1 2 

Norvell, David 3 

Norvell, Elizabeth 3 

Norvell, Enos 3 

Norvell, James 3 

Norville, Enos 3 

Norville, Ivy 20 

Odeon, John 11 

Odum, Nancy 3 

Olds, Alligood 4, 5 

Olds, Arthur 5 

Olds, Gideon 5 

Olds, Jolly 5 

Olds, Minerva 5 

Olds, Sally 4, 5 

Olds, Thomas 5 

Owens 12 



Page 12 

Page, Ervin 3 

Page, Susan 3 

Parker, Archibald 1, 4 

Pate, Jordan 1 

Patrick, Florence Ann 15 

Paul, Jas. L 20 

Peal, Henry 19 

Peal, Hillary 19 

Peal, John 19 

Peal, Willis 19 

Peed, Ella W. 24 

Peele, Elizabeth 3 

Peele, John 3 

Pender 12 

Perkins, Church 20 

Perkins, James 7 

Perkins, William Lawrence 7 

Perry, D. B 16 

Phillips, Eliz. E 18 

Phillips, Elizabeth 18 

Phillips, Thos 18 

Phillips, Wm. G 18 

Philpott, William W K 17 

Pilgreen 12 

Pollard, Averett 19 

Pollard, Benjamin 19 

Pollard, Elias 15 

Pollard, Elizabeth 19 

Pollard, Elmira 19 

Pollard, Jenny 19 

Pollard, Reddick 19 

Pollard, Reddick, Jr. 19 

Pollard, Wilson 19 

Pool, D 4 

Pool, Suky 4 

Pope, Reading 13 

Pope, William 13, 14 

Porter, Mr. 9 

Porter, Sarah, Madam 9 

Powell, Kimberly T. 12 

Price, Benjamin 14 

Randolph 20 

Randolph, Absalom 14 

Randolph, Caesar 14 

Randolph, George W. 1 

Rasberry Jesse 19 

Rasberry Jon 19 

Rasberry, Mary arm 19 

Rasberry, Susan 19 

Raules, Cornelious 4 

Raules, Minerva 4 

Raules, Minerva 5 

Raules, Reuben 4 

Raules, Reuben 5 



Raules, Susan 4 

Reading, Churchil 10 

Reading, Mr. C 9 

Revel, Exum 3 

Revel, Patey 3 

Rhodus 12 

Rigney Beniman 11 

Ringgold, Elisebeth 19 

Ringgold, Jno 3 

Ringgold, Jos 3 

Ringgold, Joseph 19 

Ringgold, Locker 19 

Ringgold, Sara J 19 

Ringgold, Thomas 3 

Ringold, Lucas 14 

Rives, Peter 19 

Rives, Richard 19 

Robertson, Juliar 19 

Ross, Elizabeth 16 

Ross, Lamma Ann Lavenia 19 

Ross, William A 19 

Rostern, mes 11 

Rountree, H. M 16 

Royal, Thomas 20 

Ruffin, Henry L. G 1 

Ruffin, Lamon 1 

Salter, Edward 9, 10, 11, 12 

Salter, Elizabeth 9,10 

Salter, Mary 9, 10 

Salter, Sarah 9, 10 

Salter, Susannah 9, 10 

Satterthwaite, F. B 20 

Saunders, Absolum 1 

Savage, Adrian 7 

Savage, Mittie 7 

Sheppard, H 18 

Sheppard, Henry 17 

Sheppard, James 1 

Sherod, Martha Ann 18 

Sherrod, Agnes 3 

Shiverdecker 12 

Slaughter, Nancy 18 

Slaughter, Theophilus 18 

Smith 25 

Smith, Caleb 15 

Smith, Charles 9 

Smith, Cullen 20 

Smith, Hollan 17 

Smith, Stephen 20 

Smith, William 14 

Smith, William James 25 

Smithwick, Isabella 2 

Smithwick, John B 2 

Spain, Charles H 18 

Spain, D. 18 



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Spain, Drury 18 

Spain, James T. 18 

Spain, Sally Ann 15 

Spain, Sidney H 18 

Spain, Stanly 18 

Sparrow, T. 17 

Speight, Benjaminj 5 

Speight, Jesse 5 

Speight, Joseph W. 5 

Speight, Louisa 5 

Speir, Blount 16 

Spier, John 14 

Spivey James 4, 5 

Spivey Rebecca 4, 5 

Spivy, Mary 24 

Stancell, Joseph R 19 

Stancell, Martha 17 

Stancil 12 

Stancill, Aliff A. C 15 

Stancill, Mary Ann 15 

Stephens, Elizabeth 17 

Stevenson, James 14 

Stewart, Mr. 14 

Stocks 12 

Stocks, Allen 19 

Stocks, Blount 14 

Stocks, Brenda Davis 23 

Stocks, John 18 

Stocks, Jon 19 

Stocks, Jon R 19 

Stocks, Larance 19 

Stocks, Maurice 12 

Stocks, Sara 19 

Stocks, Sarah A 15 

Stocks, Susan 19 

Stocks, Temne 19 

Stocks, William 19 

Stokes, Annie 7 

Stokes, John 3 

Stokes, Treacy 3 

Stokes, W. G 7 

Stox, Elbert 19 

Stox, Grasay 19 

Stox, Mary Ann 19 

Stox, Nicey 19 

Stox, Sarah 19 

Streeter, Allie M 21 

Sugg, Milly Ann 15 

Summerell, Mary 17 

Sumrell, Craven 23 

Sutton 12 

Sutton, David 4 

Sutton, Susan 4 

Swann, John 10 

Swanner, John 2 

Swanner, Sarah 2 



Taylor, Enos 3 

Taylor, James 3 

Taylor, Samuel 3 

Teal, Fennetta 19 

Teal, Moses 19 

Teel heirs 5 

Thigpen, Job 2 

Thigpen, Patience 17 

Thigpen, William 17 

Thomas, Abisha 14 

Thompson, Henry A 15 

Tickle, John 24 

Tickle, Minnie 24 

Tinsley, Charles 13 

Tison, James A 15 

Tison, Salley Hopkins 8 

Tison, Thomas 8 

Tripp, Caroline 15 

Tripp, Sara 19 

Tucker, Benjamin F. 19 

Tugwell, Delphia 16 

Tugwell, Robert 16 

Turnage, Amos 4 

Turnage, Christiana 4 

Turnage, Christiana Ann E 4 

Turnage, David E 4 

Turnage, Elias 4 

Turnage, Emanuel 4 

Turnage, James 4 

Turnage, John 24 

Turnage, Joseph 4 

Turnage, Lewis 4 

Turnage, Martha 17 

Turnage, Mary 4 

Turnage, Mary Adeline 4 

Turnage, Mourning Amanda 4 

Turnage, Narcissa 4 

Turnage, Sarah 4 

Turnage, Thaddeus 4 

Turnage, Thomas T. 4 

Turnage, Travis 4 

Tyler, W. L 19 

Tyson 12 

Tyson, Allen 4 

Tyson, Charlotte 16 

Tyson, Lemuel 4 

Tyson, Lucy Hellen Estell 24 

Tyson, Lucy 24 

Tyson, Pearlie Wingate 24 

Tyson, Preston Arthur 22 

Tyson, Richard 4 

Tyson, Seth 24 

Vainright, Sarah Elizabeth 25 

Vainwright, Lula 7 

Vainwright, Robert 7 



Vance, Governor 8 

Vandiford, Alice W. 24 

Vick 12 

Vines, Nancy 17 

Vines, Samuel, Sr. 19 

Wainright, Noah 25 

Wainright, Sarah Elizabeth 25 

Wallace, Avilla 22 

Walston, Christiann 16 

Walston,John 16,20 

Walston, John J 15 

Ward 12 

Ward, John 14 

Warren, Margaret Jane 15 

Watkins, John 10 

Watkins, William 10 

Weathersby, Martha 15 

Whichard 12 

Whichard, J. F. 19 

Whichard, Mary 16 

Whichard, William 16 

Whitehurst, B. R 5 

Whitehurst, Emmaniza 17 

Whitehurst, James R 6 

Whitehurst, John 5, 6 

Whitehurst, John A 6 

Whitehurst, R. D 5 

Whitehurst, W. S 6 

Whitehurst, William A 17 

Whitley, Mary 2 

Whitley, Simon D 2 

Wigate, James Olen 24 

Williams, Bennett 1 

Williams, Cynthia 15 

Williamson, Charlotta 19 

Willis, William 11 

Wilson, Catherine 20 

Wilson, Edward 20 

Wilson, Harriet 20 

Wilson, Joseph 20 

Wilson, Lewis 20 

Wilson, Lewis or Linus? 20 

Wilson, Linda 20 

Wilson, Samuel 20 

Wilson, Sarah 20 

Wilson, Shade 20 

Windall, Jacob, Collo 11 

Wingate, Adock 24 

Wingate, Alice 24 

Wingate, Bula 24 

Wingate, Bula Jones 24 

Wingate, Charity 23, 24 

Wingate, D. Adolph 24 

Wingate, David A 24 

Wingate, Fannie 23, 24 



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Wingate, Henry 23 

Wingate, Ida 24 

Wingate, Ida 24 

Wingate, J. Ollen 24 

Wingate, James 24 

Wingate, James Ollen 24 

Wingate, Joyner /Joiner 23, 24 

Wingate, Lary Mashburn 24 

Wingate, Lucy 24 

Wingate, Lucy 24 

Wingate, Lyman 24 

Wingate, Lyman E 24 

Wingate, Maggie 23, 24 

Wingate, Nancy 23 

Wingate, Nancy B 23, 24 

Wingate, Nannie 24 

Wingate, Ollen 24 

Wingate, Pearl E 24 

Wingate, Pear lie E 24 

Wingate, Richard 23, 24 

Wingate, Susan A 24 

Wingate, Winaford 23, 24 

Winstead, Hamner W. 22 

Woodard, Elisha 3 

Woodard, Nathan 3 

Woodard, Treacy 3 

Wooten, Ephriam 3 

Wooten, Stephen 3 

Wortherington, J. A 19 

Worthington 12 

Yarrell, Gerrard G 2 

Yarrell, Mary W. 2 

Yarrell, Pierce W. 2 

Yarrell, Thomas 2 

, Aberdeen 9 

, Aberdeen ... 9 

, Abner 16 

, Abram 17 

, Adaline 18 

, Adline 17 

, Agnes 16 

, Albert 19 

, Alfred 17 

, Allsey 19 

, Ann 18 

, Aquilla 18 

, Arcena 17 

, Austin 19 

, Barbara 16 

, Barshebe 18 

, Bashaby 17 

, Becky 16 

, Ben 17 

, Bert 17 



Bill 17 

_, Black Wall 9 

_, Blount 19 

_, Bob 17 

^Cato 17 

_, Celia 17 

_, Chaney (or Charey?) 16 

_, Charles 17,18 

_, Cherry 17 

Cintha 17 

_, Clarissa 18 

_, Clary? 18 

_, Comfort 16 

Cora 17 

_, Cynthia 18 

_, Daniel 19 

Delia 19 

_, Dianna 18 

_,Dick 17, 19 

_, Diego 9 

_, Dinah 18 

Elijah 17 

_, Eliza 16 

_, Ellis 16 

_, Ephraim 16 

_, Esias 18 

Et (or Eb?) 17 

_, Fanny 18 

_, Flora 18 

_, Frances 17 

_, Frank 17 

^Gabe 19 

_, George 9, 18 

_, Greene 16 

Hana or Anna? 16 

_, Hannah 9, 10 

Harriet 17, 19 

_, Hendry 17 

_, Henrietta 17 

_, Henry 18, 19 

_, Holland 16 

_, Isaac 18 

_, Isabella 17 

^Jack 15,16,17 

_, Jane 16 

^Jane 18 

_, Jenney 17 

_,Jno 18 

_,Joe 17 

.John 17, 19 

_,Kit 17 

_, Louisa 16 

Lucy 18 

Lydia 17, 19 

L_rrest 9 

_, Margaret 16 



_, Mary 10, 16, 17 

Mary Ann 9 

_ Mike 18 

_, Mo 18 

_, Moring 16 

_, Nann 9, 10 

_, Nanna 20 

_, Naven 17 

_, Nellie 17 

_, Netta 16 

_, Netty 18 

_, Nicholas 17 

_, Nobles, Jessee 17 

^Old Becky 16 

_, Old Nicey 16 

_, Old Stephen 16 

_, Olivia 16, 18 

_, Parthena 17 

- Peggy 17 

_, Peter 9,17 

_, Priamus the Shoe Maker .... 9 

_, Rachel 20 

_, Redding 16 

_, Richard 17 

_, Rickey 17 

_, Sampson 18 

_, Samson 16 

_, Samuel 17 

_,Selah 18 

_, Simon 17 

_, Soloman 20 

Street 16 

_, Sukey 18 

_, Susan 18 

_, Teresa 9 

_, Tillie 16 

Tom 9, 10 

_, Tom Asby (or Asby, Tom?) 9 

_, Toney 9 

_, Vincent 16 

Violet 17 

_, Violet 18 

^William Hesy? 18 

_, Windsor 17 

_, Young Priamus 9 



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REVOLUTIONARY WAR PAPERS 1 

BEAUFORT COUNTY DEEDS 8 

BILL TO ANNEX PART OF PITT COUNTY TO CRAVEN COUNTY, 1809 10 

DR. RICHARD WILLIAMS' DAYBOOK 11 

GENERAL ASSEMBLY PAPERS 14 

BILL TO ANNEX PART OF PITT COUNTY TO BEAUFORT COUNTY, 1812 21 

PITT COUNTY WILL BOOK 1, ABSTRACTS, PART 3 22 

BIBLE RECORDS Urvin H. Buck Bible 27 

Gwaltney Bible Record 28 

Loyd Bible Records 28 

William Moore Bible 29 

QUERIES 31 

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FILLERS Deaths Notices (various) 9, 13, 20, 30 

Two Men Named John Ross 20 

Petition of Eady Davis for Protection from Husband 26 



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Revolutionary War Papers 

All originals at NC Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 
Reuben Pearce 

NC General Assembly Session Records, Nov.-Dec. 1807, Box 2, Joint Committee Reports. 

"The petition of the Heirs of Reuben PIERCE of the County of Pitt humbly represent That the said Reuben 
PIERCE enlisted as a soldier in the Continental line of this State in the late revolutionary War and faith- 
fully served in the same until the Battle at the Utaw Springs at which time and place he was kill'd his 
name appears on the Muster roll, and that he was Mustered in 1781 and Omitted the same Year and it 
also appears that no Warrant has ever been drawn in his name. Your petitioners therefore prays Your 
Honorable body, to pass a resolution directing the secretary of State to Issue a Military Warrant to them 
for such quantity of Land as they are entitled to for the services of the said Reuben in consequence of his 
having been killed in the service of his Country and they as in duty bound will ever pray &e. The 
Heirs of Reuben PEARCE" 

"State of North Carolina Pitt County} this day came James BAITS Before me John BOWERS one of the 
Justices of the peace for Said County & after Being Duly Sworn on the Holy Evangelus of almighty God 
Deposeth and Saith Reubin PIERCE Was a Listed Sol dg er in the amearican Servis and was trained and 
Exersised under the comand of Capt. anthony SHARP and in the year 1781 at the B atle of the youtaw 
Springs the said Reubin PIERCE went into axtion and that never Returnd Back and the Deponant Saith 
that he Belivs was k ild in that Bade and further this Deponant Saith not 

James BATES {seal} 

Test John BOWERS JP March 26th 1808" 

"Rubin PEIRCE a Solger of pitt County was kjjd in GATES is Defeet 
William PIERCE the heir of sd Rubin" 




James Shivers 

General Assembly Session Records, Nov.-Dec. 1808, Box 3, Revolutionary War Petitions 
"To the Honorable the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina" 

The Petition of Jesse SHIVERS humbly Sheweth that his Brother James SHIVERS enlisted as a Soldier in 
the continental line of this State in the Revolutionary War, and Stands mustered for 36 months as appears 
by the muster roles in the Secretaries office, and that a warrant for 274 acres of Land did Issue to the heirs 
of said James SHIVERS, as a compensation for the time he was mustered but your petition by the testi- 
mony herewith submitted can prove that his brother James aforesaid died while in the service of his 
Country, and was in right entitled to six hundred & forty acres of Land. Wherefore your petitioner 
humbly prays your Honorable body to direct the Secretary to Issue a warrant in the name of the heirs of 
the sd. James SHIVERS for such further quantity of Land as Shall make up the six hundred & forty acres 
& he as in duty bound will ever pray Jesse SHIVERS" 

"State of North Carolina Pitt County} Came before me this eighth Day of December in the Year of our 
Lord one thousand eight Hundred & eight William SPAIN and made Oath on the Holy Evangelists of 
Almighty God that he was a Continental Soldier in the Seige of Charleston and there Saw a Certain 
Continental Soldier by the Name of James SHIVERS that received a very bad Wound in his left Leg from a 
Bomb Shell, which said wound proved Mortal and he Died. 
Sworn & Subscribed to before me the Day & date first above written 

William [his Mark] SPAIN 

attest Edmund RICKS J.P." 



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Moses Dean 

NC General Assembly Session Records, Nov.-Dec. 1807, Box 2, Joint Committee Reports. 

"N. Carolina Wake County} This day personally appeard before me William PECK one of the Justices for 
said county Jesse JONES and made oath that he the said Jesse JONES is well acquainted with Moses 
DEAN who removed himself from this State and county of Pitt into the State of Georgia and is now 
Living in Washington county in said State the deponant further sayeth that he believes the facts stated in 
the petition of the said Moses DEAN to be true as therein stated and deponant further sayeth that he does 
not believe that the said Moses DEAN has ever received any thing from this State or the United States or 
any of them and is an object that needs the clemmency of the Legeslature owing to the wound which he 
the Said DEAN received as stated in his petition Sworn to and Subscribed this 25th Nov 1807 
Wm PECK J.P. Jesse JONES" 

"N. Carolina Wake County} This day came before me William PECK one of the Justices County forsaid 
John MOORE of said county and made Oath while he lived in pitt county he was acquanted with Moses 
DEAN of that county and often heard the friends of said DEAN says that the said Moses DEAN was 
incapable of labouring for a living the deponant further sayeth that some time past he saw Joel PORTER 
of the State of Georgia and made some enquiry about Moses DEAN his ansr. was that he the said DEAN 
was worse of or as bad as ever and said at the Same time he the said PORTER understood a number of 
bones had come out of his leg owing to the wound which he received in the defence of his country in the 
last war with Great Brittin 

Sworn to before me and Suscribed this 26th day Novr. 1807 

William PECK J Peace John MOORE" 

"To the Honourable the Senate and house of Representatives of the State of North Carolina 
The Petition of Moses DEAN formerly a Citizen of the said State together with others humbly Sheweth 
that on or Near the Eight day of September in the year 1781 When that Ever Memoreable Battle was 
fought in the Sate of South Carolina at the Place Known by the Name of the Utaw Springs Under the 
Command of the Honourable M ag er general GREEN he your Petitioner Whilst in action Received a 
grevious Wound from the Enemy by a ball which Broke the bone of his Leg the direfull Effect of Which 
has Rendered him Uncapeble of gaining a Suport by honest Labour for the Calls of Nature & the 
Ne sseserys of Life we deplore it as a great Neglect in your officers who Commanded the R edg ement 
which Apears to be the Honourable CoUonel James ARMSTRONG or that of his Subordinate officers who 
Commanded the company which is Said to be Captain SHARP then from Chatam County that his Name 
has never been Returnd on the Pension List, we are very sory to observe that Whilst others under the 
same Curcumstances through the frugalitty of there Contry Injoys a Comfortable Suport & Maintainance 
Whilst your Petitioner is Left to Repine in destress Mesery and Want Who at the Same time S upo rted that 
Honourable Cause at the Expence of his Blood We Nevertheless from the Patriotik Preceedings of your 
honourable house in S upo rt of that Meritorious Cause beleave that Such Vertue will yet Meet with an 
honourable Reward & that in your Wisdom you will Adopt Such Mesures as will give Releaf to your 
distressed Petitioner Which is the humble and Sencere Prayer of Us Whose Names are Subscribed 
John JONES Blacksmith 
Joel PORTER 
Fredreck PORTER 
Noble PORTER 
Saml ROBISON 
M. NEWTON 

Wm LIONS } one who was in the Battle 

WmWYATT 

Samuel HUGGINS 

James NEELY 

Wm COATS 

Philip WHICHARD 



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John BOUTIN 
Joseph PIERCE" 

"Georgia Washington County 

Personally Appeared before me Moses DEEN & After being Duly Sworn According to Law Deposeth & 
Saith that he was Wounded at the Utaw Springs Agreeable to the Within Petition & Never has Received 
Any Kind of Relief, as Pention as Yet though has been Reduced to Distress 
Saml ROBISON JP Moses (his mark) DEEN" 

"North Carolina Secretary's Office, 5th Deer. 1807. 

This certifies that Moses DEAN stands mustered in SHARPS Company on the 15th April 1781 for 12 
months remarked against his name "discharged 1st. Feby. 1782." 

Given under my Hand at Raleigh the date aforesaid Will. WHITE Sec." 



Thomas Laughinghouse 

NC General Assembly Session Records, Nov. -Dec. 1807, Box 2, Revolutionary War Petitions. 
"To the Honorable the General Assembly" 

The representation & petition of the Heirs of Thomas LAUGHINGHOUSE late Soldier in the line of this 
State Represent That the said Thomas their ancestor was a Soldier regularly mustered and discharged 
from the said service and was entitled to a warrant for his quota of Lands alloted the officers & Soldiers of 
the late army. It appears that no warrant hath issued either to the said Thomas or his representatives. 
Therefore Your Petitioners pray that the Secretary of State may be directed to issue, to the Heirs of the 
said Thomas a warrant for such quantity of Land as he was entitled to for his Services aforesaid. And they 
will pray &e" 

"About the year 1779 when I first came to live in the County of Beaufort Mr Thomas LAUGHINGHOUSE 
a Bricklayer by trade was there at work for Mr. WILSON near to Washington and being a drinking old 
man was frequently boasting about being a Soldier and to prove that he had been such he shew'd to me a 
discharge or furlough which had been given from being infirm as well as I remember but I cannot be 
positive what officer I think Colo. John PATTON 

Washington August 15th. 1807. JGBLOUNT" 

"North Carolina Beaufort County} These may Certify that Benjamin HODGES BLOUNT of the County 
aforesaid came before me John Gray BLOUNT of the Justices of the Peace for said County and made Oath 
that he was well accquainted with Mr. Thomas LAUGHINGHOUSE and knows that he enlisted into the 
North Carolina Line* of Continental Troops in the time of the late revolutionary war and he believes he 
enlisted for three years and did march to the northward and stayed there a considerable time he thinks 
several years three or more and he understood was discharged when he came home from infirmity 
Sworn to before me this 18th. day of June 1807. BH BLOUNT 

JGBLOUNT J.P." 



Joshua Cherry 

NC General Assembly Session Records, Nov. -Dec. 1809, Box 4. 

"State of Tennessee Sumner County} These are to Certify that Mr. Joshua CHERRY, came before me 
Edward GEVIN one of the Justices assigned to keep the peace for the said County of Sumner, and made 
oath on the holy evangelist of Almighty God, that he was very well acquainted with Prince Orange 
WRIGHT; a nine months Soldier, in the last revolutionary War against great Britain, in the Third North 
Carolina Regment. and in Capt. Francis CHILDS'S Company; and the deponant deposeth & Sayeth that 
he and the said Prince Orange WRIGHT did serve together, and they were marched to the State of New 
York, to West point on North River; and there Stationed, and the deponant Sayeth that the said Prince 
Orange WRIGHT was taken Sick; and Carryed to the Auspittle at New Winsor; and the deponant deoseth 



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that he went to the Auspittle, and saw the said Prince Orange WRIGHT, very dangerious Sick and he 
went again to see the Sick a litle time afterward and the said Prince Orange WRIGHT was dead as he was 
told; The deponant Sayeth that he did not See him dead, but is well convinced that he did die. The 
deponant further sayeth not. 

Swore to & Subscribed, and Assigned Joshua (his mark) CHERRY 

in the presence of 
Edward GEVIN JP" 




Ezekiel White 

NC General Assembly Session Records, Nov.-Dec. 1809, Box 4. 

"State of North Carolina Martin County} Personally Appeared before Lemuel KENNEDY one of the 
Justice assigned to keep the peace for the Said County aforesaid Ezekiel WHITE who being duly Sworn 
on the holy Evengelist of Almighty God Deposeth and Sayeth that Robert COWIN inlisted in the 4th 
R eg ment of the Continental lines, of this State in the year 1776 that he inlisted for three years and surved 
his term out and he inlisted again and how long he S urv ed the last time the deponant can not tell and this 
Deponant further Sayeth that he was a Continental Soldier at the same time with the said COWIN and 
Deponant further Sayeth that he went under the Command of John Pugh WILLIAMS and this deponant 
further Sayeth not; signed and sealed in the Presence of 12th day of October AD 1809 
Test Leml KENNEDY Ezekiel (his Mark) WHITE" 




Jesse Woolard 

NC General Assembly Session Records, Nov.-Dec. 1809, Box 4. 

"State of North Carolina Martin County} Personally appeared before me Lemuel KENNEDY one of the 
Justice assigned to keep the peace for the County aforesaid Jesse WOOLLARD who being duly Sworn on 
the holy E veng elist of Almighty God Deposeth and Sayeth that he was very well acquainted with a 
Certain Burwell LOYD inlised in the 5th Ridgm ent of the Continental Line of this state in the year 1777 
and this Deponant further sayeth that the said Burwell LOYD in listed three years or during of the war 
and s urv ed untill he Died and this Deponant further sayeth he was a Continental soldier at the same time 
with the said Burwell LOYD under the Command of Benjamin COLEMAN Capt. and this Deponant 
further sayeth that he saw the said Burwell LOYD after he was dead and further this deponant further 
sayeth not signed and sealed and sworn to before me this 10th of October 1809 
Test Leml KENNEDY Jesse (his mark) WOOLLARD" 




Morgan Knight 

NC General Assembly Session Records, Nov.-Dec. 1809, Box 3, Revolutionary War Petitions. 
"State of North Carolina Craven County} 

Personally Appeared before me John BANKS Senr. who being Duly Sworn on the Holy Evangelist of 
Almighty God deposeth and Saith that Morgan KNIGHTS was a Soldier in the Continental army, that he 
Inlisted for the term of five years, that he died in the Service of the United States before his term of 
Inlistment Expired, the Said KNIGHTS was a Citizen of the State and County Aforsd. this deponant 
further Saith that the nearest of Kin and only heir to the Said Morgan KNIGHTS was his Sister Sarah 
KNIGHTS who Intermarried with John RIGGS, who is Since dead by whom She had Several chidrens, to 
wit John, Wiley, Jimmy, Betsy, Mimah, and Sally, all of whom are now Living together with their Mother 
Sarah RIGGS, the whole Blood Sister of the Said Morgan KNIGHTS Deed 
Sworn to before me this 27th day of Oct. 1809 ^ John (his Mark) BANKS 

Jn. F. SMITH J. P. & Commr. Affts." 



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William Page 

NC General Assembly Session Records, Nov. -Dec. 1809, Box 3, Revolutionary War Petitions. 
"To the Honorable The General Assembly of the State of No. Carolina 

The Petition of William PAGE of Pitt County humbly represents That your petitioner served as a Soldier 
in the Cumberland Bat alion and was entitled to receive Out of the Public Treasury of the State aforesaid 
the sum of Thirty five pounds three Shillings and nine pence for his services performed against the 
Indians pursuant to an Act of the General Assembly passed in December 1797. Besides a Bounty in Land 
as will more fully appear from the Comptrollers Certificate herewith Submitted. Your petitioner therefore 
States that he has never received any part of his Allowances in Land as aforesaid And prays Your honor- 
able body to pass a resolution directing the proper Officers to pay the sum and he as in duty bound will 
ever pray &c " Wm PAGE" 

"William PAGE a private in the Cumberland Battalion in Captain Joshua HADLEY'S Company for 
Services performed from the 10th of Frebruary 1788 to the 26th August 1789 viz 291 1/2 days at 2/6 one 
half of the above Service having been paid in Land. 

"Reed, this 16th of January 1798 the Sum of Thirty five pounds three Shillings and nine pence in full for 
my Services as a private Soldier in the Cumberland Battalion, for which I have given two rects. fos., of the 
Same date (Signed) William PAGE 

Comptrollers Office 18th. Decemr. 1809 

I Certify the foregoing to be a true Copy taken from the Books &c in this Office 
HGOODWIN Comptr" [Petition Rejected] 



William Sutton 

NC General Assembly Session Records, Nov. -Dec. 1812, Box 4. 

"State of No. Carolina Lenoir County} personally appeared before me this day William SUTTON of the 
County aforesaid & after being duly sworn Deposeth and sayeth -That he was Solder in the last revolu- 
tion War & Served under Jacob JOHNSTON as Captain & that he was well acquainted with Isaac 
PARKER who served under the same Captain & that at the Battle of Rock Fish the said Isaac PARKER 
was severely Wounded in the Head, Arms, t hig s & Legs, this deponant further Sayeth that he help_td_to 
carry the said PARKER between three & four miles on a Blanket, & as sese d in Nursing him until he was 
nearly well, & do now know the said PARKER & think him an object of Legislative Linity 
Sworn & Subscribed William (his mark) SUTTON 

before me the 8th. Novr. 1813 
Jas BRIGHT J. P." 



Daniel Bullock 

NC General Assembly Session Records, Nov.-Dec. 1812, Box 3. 

"State of North Carolina Pitt County} Personally appeared before me John BOWERS a Justice of the 
peace for the said County Mr. Daniel BULLOCK & made Oath that he Served with a Certain Henry 
LOYD in the nine months t ouer; until! report said he died; The deponant further sayeth that they both 
were in One Company, in Capt Francis CHILDS Company. The deponant further sayeth that he did not 
see him the said LOYD After his death; but is fully Convinced that he did die, in Actual service as he was 
informed so and the said LOYD has never returned Home the deponant deposeth that does not exactly 
remember what R eg ment he served in but was in one of the No. Carolina Regments; the deponant further 
sayeth not. Sworn to & Suscribered before me under hand & Seal this 11th day Jany AD 1810 
John BOWERS J. P. Daniel (his mark) BULLOCK 

{Seal}" 



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John TAYLOR 

NC General Assembly Session Records, Nov.-Dec. 1811, Box 2. 
"State of North Carolina Edgecombe County} 

this day Edward SUMERLING of lawfull age Came before me (Amos JOHNSTON one of Justices for Said 
County) and made oath upon on the Holy Evangelist that Some time in american Revolutionary War John 
TAYLOR & Solomon GAY went out Soldiers in the army from this County and that Some time after they 
went out it was Reported they both Died in the Servis & that he the Deponant has Lived in the County 
Ever Since and they have not Returnd. as he Knows of & further that his the said Deponants Son inter- 
married with the widdow of Said John TAYLOR and it has always been understood the Said TAYLOR & 
GAY was Dead 

Subscribed and Sworn to before me} Edward (his mark) SUMERLING 

the 3rd Deer. 1810 

Amos JOHNSTON J. R" [Allowed] 
"State of North Carolina Edgecombe County} 

Personally Came before me Saml. RUFFIN one of the Justices of the Peace for Said County Mistress Faithy 
SUMRELL and after Being Sworn upon the holy Evangelist Deposeth and Sayeth, that John TAYLOR (at 
that time her husband) went out into the 3 months Service, and before his Return home he was Drafted 
into the twelve months Service and was under the command of Genl. GREENE and was in the fight at 
Guilford Court house from thence he returned home, and then went of into the Said 12 months service, 
and Died in Service near the High hills of Santee to the best of her recollection and further She Sayeth not 
Sworn to before me Faithy (her mark) SUMRELL 

This 1st Day of Deer. 1810} 

Saml. RUFFIN J. Peace" [Rejected] 
"State of North Carolina Edgecombe County} 

This day Simon EDWARDS of lawfull age Ca mbe fore me Amos JOHNSTON one of Justices for Said 
County and after being Duely Sworn upon on the Holy E veng elist Deposeth and sayeth John TAYLOR of 
Edgecombe County was a Soldier in the twelve months Service in the late American war and Seved in the 
same company with the Deponant for a Considerable time and when the ar mey was about the High Hills 
of Santee in the State of South Carolina Said John TAYLOR was taken Sick and went out in the country 
upon FMough and never Returnd. to his Company a ga in Dureing the Campeign and that it was Re- 
ported after Said TAYLOR was gone in the Country that he was Dead and he the Deponant Believe it to 
be true as he was a Neghbour of his (the Deponant) and that he Never has Returnd. home as he the 
Deponant believes and he the Deponant further Sayeth not 

Subscribed and Sworn to before me} Simon (his mark) EDWARDS 

the 10th Day of December 1807} 
Amos JOHNSTON J. P.}" 




Solomon Gay 

NC General Assembly Session Records, Nov.-Dec. 1811, Box 2. 
"State of North Carolina Edgecombe County} 

Personally Came before me Samuel RUFFIN one of the Justices of the Peace for Said County, Mr. William 
GAY and after Being Sworn upon the holy Evangelist of Almighty God Deposeth and Sayeth that his 
Brother Solomon GAY went Into the Service for 3 months and was at Guilford under The command of 
Genl. GREENE and fought at Said place & then Returned home, & afterwards was returned for 12 
Months and went out again for that Length of time and Died as he believes (and as he was informed by 
his brother Richard GAY now Deed who was with him at the time of his the Said Solomons Death) at or 
near the high Hills of Santee and further he Sayeth not 



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Sworn to before me this 



William (His mark) GAY Senr. 



1st Day of Deer. 1810} 
Saml. RUFFIN J. Peace 



[Allowed] 




Noah Robson 

NC General Assembly Session Records, Nov. -Dec. 1811, Box 3. 

"State of No. Carolina Pitt County} Personally Appeared before me Mr. Daniel BULLOCK; and made 
Oath that he Served with a Certain Noah ROBESON a nine months Soldier, from the said State & County 
Aforesaid; as a Continental Soldier; in Capt Francis CHILDS Company; untill the said ROBESON died, 
which the deponant deposeth that he died in the Barrock at Philiphia. and the deponant further Sayeth 
that he Saw him After his death the deponant further sayeth not 

Swore to and Subscribed under his hand Daniel (his mark) BULLOCK {Seal} 

and Seal the 11th Jany. AD 1810 

John BOWERS" [Allowed] 

"I Here by certify that Noah ROBSON was a 9 months Sol dg er and went in to Servis from my neigh Bour 
hood and never Returnd from the Serves army moore and was further Reported by other Soldgers that 
went out with him that he ac tuley died in philedelphia and I Beleve never Returnd January 11 1810 



"No. Carolina Pitt County 

Personally appeared before me John MOORING one of the Justices of the Peace for Said County Jesse 
SHIVERS who deposeth and sayeth that He the said Jesse SHIVERS was well acquainted with one Noah 
ROBSON and William MOSLEY in the Nine Months Service in the Contenental line of this State under 
the command of Colonel Lamuel HOGENS the deponant further sayeth that the said ROBSON and 
MOSELY were taken very ill and were caried out the camps and were said to be dead in consequence of 
which their Name were no more calld, and the Deponant has no dobt but both ROBSON and MOSELY 
did die for they have never returnd Home to their Familys in Pitt County Since 
Sworn to and Subscribd Jesse SHIVERS {Seal} 

this 14th of November 1809" 

"This may Certify that we are well acquainted with Mr Jesse SHIVERS who was a Contenintal Soldier in 
the last war with Great Britian, which We Consider him to be aman of Truth & aman of Credi tablety 
August 22d 1811 Pitt County 
Fr BRYAN 

George GREENE J.P. 
John ANDERSON 
Wm BOWERS JP" 



John Stephens 

NC General Assembly Session Records, Nov.-Dec. 1811, Box 2. 

""To the Honorable The General Assembly of the State of North Carolina" 

The petition of John STEPHENS of the County of Pitt, humbly represents- That your Petitioner enlisted as 
a soldier in the Continental line of this State in the late Revolutionary War and served faithfully for the 
Term of five Years in the defence of his Country; and for which Service he has never received any Com- 
pensation either in Land or Money — therefore prays Your Honorable body to direct the Secretary of State 
to Issue him a Military Land Warrant for such quantity of acres as you in your wisdom may think him 
justly entitled to; and he as in duty bound will ever pray &e. 



John BOWERS JP 




John STEPHENS 
[Rejected] 



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Beaufort County Deeds 

Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Beaufort County Deed Book 2, p. 433 
"North Carolina Is: To all People to whom these presents shall come Margaret JONES of Bath County in 
the province of North Carolina Sendeth Greetings 

Know Ye that I the said Margaret JONES in consideration of the natural love and affection I have and bear 
unto my grandson John ROBINSON, son of Solomon ROBINSON and Hannah his wife & to my Daugh- 
ter Ruth the wife of Wm BRIERLY and to Nancy my grandaughter & daughter to Timothy HARRIS & 
Elizabeth his wife, & for the preferment & advancement of my said grandson daughter & grand daughter 
& for divors other good causes & considerations due thereunto moving, here given granted and by these 
presents do give grant & confirm unto my said Grandson, Daughter & Grand Daughter, the Negro boy 
named YORK, about six years of age, to my Daughter Ruth abovesaid, a Negro Girl named DOLL, about 
eight years of age together with her increase by Breeding, all except her first to my Grand Daughter 
Nancy the above mentioned Negro Girl shall bear. To have and to hold the above Negro Slaves as above 
specially given and Granted unto my above said Grandson, Daughter & Grand Daughter their EX and 
assigns forever provided nevertheless & to be understood that the above said Negro Slaves are given 7 
granted upon this condition, & the true intent & meaning of the Donor is that the above given Slaves, 
shall be & remain with the donor under her own care until her death, & then to be delivered to the above 
named Grandson, Daughter & Grand Daughter to whom they are by these presents given, but the profits 
of the said Slaves that may arise from their labour shall belong & accrued to the Donor with condition 
nevertheless that the said Slaves be supported & maintained so as to be delivered to her Grandson, 
Daughter & Grand Daughter, at the time of Delivery aforesaid clear of all manner of charges whatsoever 
for their keeping support & maintenance, provided moreover and the true intent of the donor is that the 
above gifts shall not be constued expounded or taken as part of their portions which she may devise or 
give them by will, or which by law may descend to them, should the donor die intestate. In Witness 
whereof I the said Margaret Jones have hereunto put my hand and seal the thirteenth day of March in the 
eighteenth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord King George Anno Domini 1744/5. 

Margaret {her mark} JONES 

Signed Sealed and delivered 
in presence of us} 
Walley CHAUNCEY 
Mary CHAUNCEY" 

c& 

Beaufort County Deed Book 2. pp. 470-471 
"North Carolina Is: This Indenture Witnesseth that we, John PRESCOT & Ann my wife, Robert 
DUNBARR & Jane my wife, Solomon Robison & Hannah my wife, Timothy HARRIS and Elizabeth my 
wife, & Wm BRILEY & Ruth my wife of the County of Beaufort in the province afsd. Planters for & in 
consideration of the sum of one hundred pounds lawful money of the said province to them the said John 
PRESCOT, Robert DUNBARR, Solomon ROBISON, Timothy HARRIS, William BRILEY and our wives 
above mentioned, now in hand paid to us the receipt whereof we do hereby acknowledge ourselves fully 
Satisfied & Contented, by John ECKOLS of the county & province aforesaid, house carpenter, before the 
ensealing & delivery of these presents, whereof we the said Robert DUNBARR, Solomon ROBISON, 
Timothy HARRIS, John PRESCOT doth hereby acknowledge, and thereof doth request & discharge to the 
said John ECKOLS, his heirs Exors admrs by these presents, do hereby make over acquit relinquish all 
our right Title and Interest unto him the said John ECKOLS his heirs or assigns forever all that tract of 
land taken by Patent bearing date one thousand seven hundred & twenty & two, containing five hundred 
& twenty five acres on the south side of Pamptico river, on the west side of Broad Creek, beginning at the 
mouth of a creek that issueth into broad Creek , now Called Springs Creek, and up the various courses & 
Turnings of the said Creek and swamp of the creek to an oak standing in the pocoson, thence by a line of 
mark'd trees, according to the tenor of the Patent, across the creek to a pine standing at the head of a gut, 



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thence South 10 deghrees west 74 pole to the creek and down the creek to the mouth, to down the various 
courses and turnings of the broad creek to the first Station. To have and to hold all and Singular the said 
bargained premises, together with all houses edifices improvements, advantages easements & appurte- 
nances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining, the same to hold, possess & enjoy, to him the 
said John ECKOLS his heirs and assigns for ever, without any les or molestation of we the said John 
PRESCOT, Robt DUNBARR Solomon ROBISON. Timothy HARRIS, William BRILEY or any of us, our 
Exors admrs &c and is further covananted by the said parties that they do quit claim of all & singular 
their interests of and in the ? premises unto John ECKOLS his heirs and assigns forever. In Testi- 
mony whereof we have to these presents hereunto set our hands and Fix'd our Seals this seventh day of 
September one thousand seven hundred and forty five, and in the nineteenth year of Majasties reign King 
of Great Brittain &c 

Witness David BLIN Timothy HARRIS 

Timothy HARRIS Jane DUNBAR 

Witness present to the signature of Timothy Harris Solomon ROBISON 

Jno FREEMAN John PRESCOT E 

Wy: ORMOND Ann PRESCOT E 

Wm. BRILEY & Ruth X" 



S. S. WALLACE Dead 

Eastern Reflector, Tues. May 8, 1900 
"Mr. S. S. WALLACE, once a citizen of Greenville but for many years a resident of Colorado, died recently." 

Jack BUCK Dead 

Eastern Reflector, Wed., Oct. 3, 1883 
"Jack BUCK, one of our oldest and most highly respected county men, fell dead while at breakfast this 
morning. He had had organic heart disease for several years, but for some time before his death had been 
in as good health as usual." 

Mrs. Martha STANCILL Dead 

Eastern Reflector, Wed., Aug. 29, 1883 
"Mrs. Martha STANCILL, wife of Mr. T. J. STANCILL, of Belvoir township, died at her home last 
thursday morning. She had been a member of the Free Will Baptist church for a number of years, was a 
constant attendant at church and a consistent christian. Her death is sadly lamented by a large number of 
warm friends and loving relatives. She leaves a husband and eleven children, nearly all grown, to mourn 
her loss. We tender our sympathy to the bereaved family and friends." 

Mrs. B. F. ANDERSON Dead 

Eastern Reflector, Fri., April 5, 1935 
"Mrs. Susie ANDERSON, 54, wife of B. F. ANDERSON, who lived near Farmville, on the farm of Mrs. 
Helen Watkins HORTON, died Tuesday after an illness of several months duration. Funeral services were 
conducted Wednesday afternoon by Rev. C. B. MASHBURN, of the Christian church, and interment was 
made in the Clark burial grounds, near Greenville, on highway 91. Mrs. ANDERSON, who was formerly 
Miss Agnes STOCKS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe STOCKS, of Winterville, is survived by her widower, 
and nine children, and two brothers, Bill STOCKS, of Falkland, and Lonnie STOCKS, of Greenville." 

Mrs. STOKES Dead 

Eastern Reflector, Wed., March 18, 1885 
"The wife of Mr. Calvin STOKES, of Kinston, a former resident of this county, died on last Thursday evening." 

Mrs. CARMAN Dead 

Eastern Reflector, Wed., Dec. 1, 1886 
"The wife of Mr. E, C. CARMAN, of Contentnea, died last Monday morning. She was a sister of Mrs. T. C. 
BRYAN, of this town." 



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Bill To Annex Part of Pitt County to Craven County, 1809 



NC General Assembly Session Records, Nov.-Dec. 1809, Box 2, Senate Bills, Dec. 9. Contributed by Roger 
Kammerer. 



SB 



"A Bill To Annex a Small part of Pitt County to the County of Craven. 

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina and it is hereby enacted by the 
authority of the same, That from and after the Passing of this Act, that part of the County of Pitt Con- 
tained within the following boundaries be and the same is hereby annexed to the County of Craven, that 
is to say Begining at the run of Creeping Swamp where the old Craven County line used to cross said 
Swamp, thence runing along said old line to the run of Clayroot Swamp, then down the run of the 
Clayroot to a ford near Benjamin VENTERS'S Ridge field, thence a direct line to GARDNERS ford on 
Swifts Creek in the present line of Pitt & Craven Counties, thence with the present line of said counties to 
the begining. And be it further enacted that Stephen HARRIS and Burton ALLEN on the part of Craven 
County and and on the part of the County of Pitt, be and hereby appointed Commis- 
sioners for the purpose of runing the direct line from the Ford near Benjamin VENTERS'S Ridge field to 
GARDNERS ford on Swifts Creek, with power to employ a Surveyor, & chain beares on thee part of each 
County if they think proper, the expences to be paid by the County of Craven out of any monies collected 
or to be collected for county purposes, at the following rates, for each day of each commissioner necessar- 
ily employed in runing said line one dollar for each day of each surveyor so employed twenty shillings 
and for each day of each Chain Bearer one dollar. And be it further enacted, that nothing in this Act 
contained shall be so counstrued as to debar the Sheriff of Pitt County from collecting the public, parish & 
County Taxes of the Year one thousand eight hundred and nine, from such of the inhabitants or lands as 
by this act are added to the County of Craven." [REJECTED] 

"To the Honerable General assembly of the state of North Carolina, The petition of the Subscribers 
inhabitants of the County of Pitt, humbly shewth to your honorable body that they Labour under much 
greater inconvience in their attendance upon their Public duties such as musters working on roads and 
attendance at Courts in the County of Pitt, than they would have to do if the part of the County they live 
in was taken off the County of Pitt, and added to the county of Craven.. .that in going to the places of 
musters and to work on the Public roads most of us have large swamps to Cross which at times are 
dangerous to pass, and though it is somewhat nearer to Pitt Court than to Craven yet owing to Newbern 
being their place of Market it will be much more to their Interest to attend the Courts in Newbern, they 
therefore pray that your honorable body will be please to pass a Law annexing all that part of Pitt lying as 
follows, say begining at the Run of Creeping swamp where the old Craven County line used to cross said 
swamp then with said old line to the Run of Clayroot swamp then down the run of the Clayroot to a ford 
near Benjamin VENTERS Ridge field, then a direct line to GARDNERS ford On Swifts Creek in Craven 
County line and in duty bound they will ever pray && October 10th 1809 

Seth CHAPMAN 

David CHAPMAN 

William HENDRICKS 

JohnVANPELT 

JohnVANPELTJuner 

John athan VANPELT 

Edward GARDNER Senr 

Zachariah GARDNER 

Edward GARDNER the Son of Edward 

Isaac GARDNER 

Lewis SMITH 

Benjamin VENTERS 

Noah GALLOWAY 

David ADAMS 

John FORNS" 



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Dr. Richard Williams Daybook 



This interesting and valuable volume is located in the East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner 
Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. Dr. Richard Williams of near Falkland, Pitt County kept 
this small daybook from 1847 to 1869. He recorded the names of his patients, the medical attention he 
gave and prices for his services and medication. There are also bills for work done by his slaves on his 
plantation and a number of relationships given in the records. In the back of the volume are birthdates for 
the Williams' family slaves that date back to 1775. The following are abstracts of relationships given in the 
daybook and verbatim slave records. Anyone looking for families in the Falkland area should examine 
this daybook. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



Scribbles on the inside front cover: 

Zeno H. GREENE Wilmington NC 

Bettie WILLIAMS 

Richard WILLIAMS 

Henrietta WILLIAMS 

Miss Allie PARKER 

Time once passed never returns 

Sept. 1847 John ROGERS (son of Jacob) 

Oct. 1847 Mrs. Zoah CRISP (daughter of Harmon EDWARDS) 
Bryan EDWARDS (son of Harmon) 
Lemuel TISON (exctr. of Allen TISON) 
Nov. 1847 William WILLIAMS for daughter Nancy 
Dec. 1847 William WILLIAMS for son William 
P. A. DIXON for son John 
William MAY for son James 
Jan. 1848 R. R. DUPREE (guardian of W. T. FOREMAN heirs) for negro child at MOYE Place 
William Williams for son Joseph 
James L. COBB for son William 
1850 Bills for work on WILLIAMS gristmill 

Jan. 1853 One Year subscription to American Farmer: 
George W. WOOTEN, B. F. WOOTEN 
W. NEWTON, Jno PEEBLES 
S. VINES Jr., Jno KING 
T. B. DUPREE, S. S. HARRIS 
P. A. ATKINSON, Ed COBB 
John J. FOREMAN, R. W. RIEVES 
Richard F. J. H. WILLIAMS 

1860 HuelHEMBY had son John 

1861 Wm A. TAYLOR had three children 
Bills for work on apple mill 

Jan. 1864 Thomas B. DUPREE for son James 

Bills for work on molasses cane mill 
Mar. 1865 Negro Jordan working at S. S. HARRIS' 

W. A. TAYLOR for daughter Gatsey 
Apr. 1865 William LAUGHINGHOUSE guardian of heirs of his brother Joseph LAUGHINGHOUSE 

Bill to C. L VINES for making coffin for his mother April 14, 1865 $6.00 
May 1865 Bill to James TUGWELL for making coffin for his wife May 28, 1865 $6.00 
June 1865 S. S. HARRIS had son William 

1865 Richard WILLIAMS boarded two children of Zeno H. GREENE 

S. S. HARRIS had slave ERWIN 
Oct. 1865 Dempsey CORBETT (son of Washington) 

Mrs. Susan EDWARDS for sons Adam and Ashley 



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1866 Zeno H. GREENE had daughters Mary and Emily 

Jackson GORHAM had brother Edmonds GORHAM 



Ages of Negroes 

Lucy was born 1792 

Sam was born Qemima) 1817-d. Oct. 1, 1861 age 44 

Violet was born (Sabra) 1824 

Daniel was born (Lucy) 1829 

Jane was born Feby (Julia) 1836 

John was born Oct. (Julia) 1837 

Nicey was born June Qulia) 1839 

Irwin was born August Qulia) 1842 

Mary was born (Violet) 1843-died August 1863 

Ellen was born July (Violet) 1845 

Caesar was born March 6th (Jane) 1853 

Sarah was born March 27th (Jane) 1855 

Thomas was born Sept 5th (Nicey) 1855 

Willis was born Oct 22nd (Mary) 1859 

Sabra was born May 31st (Ellen) 1860 

Henry was born 1824 

John was born (Sidie) 1839 

Camilla was born 1850 

Mariah was born 1792 

was born 1848 

Lydia was born Octr 9 (Ellen) 1862 
Charles was born Decemr 13 (Ellen) 1864 

(seperate page) 

Sidie 

Sam son of Sidie was born 7th April 1843 
Caswell was born Sep 21st 1858 Qane) died Apl 1860 
Willis was born Octr 22nd (Mary) 1859 
Sabra was born May 31st (Ellen) 1860 

(seperate page) 
Ages of my negroes 

Ned was born 1775-died November 1848 aged 73 years 
Lucy was born 1792 

Pheoby was born (Aggy) 1797- sold 1850 

Julia was born (Aggy) 1810- d. Feb 26, 1859 aged 49 years 

Burton was born (Jemima) 1813- sold 1853 

Sam was born (Jemima) 1817- died Oct 1st 1861 aged 44 years 

Priss was born (Pheroby) 1819- sold 1850 

Violet was born (Sabra) 1824 

Oliver was born (Mahala) 1827- died 1852 aged 25 years 
Daniel was born (Lucy) 1829 

Ben was born May 31st (Priss) 1835- sold 1857 $1150 

Mary Jane was born Feby Qulia) 1836 

John was born Octr Qulia) 1837 

Nicey was born June Qulia) 1839 

Irwin was born August Qulia) 1842 

Mary was born (Violet) 1843 



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Susan was born July (Priss) 1844- sold 1850 

Ellen was born July (Violet) 1845 

Augustus was born April 8th (Priss) 1848- sold 1850 

Penny was born May 1st (Violet) 1848- died Sep 18th 1857 aged 9 years 

Caesar was born March 6 (M Jane) 1853 

Sarah was born March 27th (M Jane) 1855 

Thomas was born Sept 5th (Nicey) 1855 



John G. Mason Died 

New Bern Daily Journal, Fri., Sept. 8, 1893 
"Mr. John G. MASON, who lived just beyond Grindle Creek, met with a sudden death on Saturday 
evening. He was in Greenville that day and started home riding alone, and just before reaching the 
lumber railroad his horse shied and threw him out of the buggy. On one of his legs was a very bad sore 
which he had been troubled for sometime, and in the fall ruptured an artery near this sore from which he 
bled to death. He was carried from the scene of the accident to his home and expired soon after reaching 
there. Mr. MASON was about 70 years old." 

Levi Ellis Dead, 1794 

Found in General Assembly Session Records, Dec. 1794- Feb. 1795, Misc. papers, NC Archives Raleigh, 
NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

"State of North Carolina 

By the Justices of the county Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for the county of Pitt July Term 1794 
It having been certified to us, that Levi ELLIS late of Pitt county, is dead, and having made no last will 
and testament, in writting, and Underhill ELLIS having made application to this court for and obtained 
administration upon the deceased's estate, and having also entered into bond with security, as the law in 
such case provides, in the sum of Five hundred pounds 

THESE are therefore to empower the said Underhill ELLIS to enter into and upon all and singular the 
goods and chatties, rights and credits of the deceased, and the same into his possession take wheresoever 
in this State to be found, and an inventory thereof to exhibit according to law, and all the just debts of the 
deceased to pay, and the residue distribute as the law in such case provides. 

Witness Henry ELLIS Clerk of the Said court at office the 28th day of July 1794 and Nineteenth year of 
Independance — Henry ELLIS C. C." 

Noah Galloway 

Washington Gazzette, Washington NC, Thurs., Jan. 28, 1892 

"Stranville Strings Mrs. Nancy GALLOWAY is home again after spending a week with her aged 

grand-father Mr. Noah GALLOWAY, near Edwards Mill. Mr. GALLOWAY will be ninety-one if he lives to 
see 4th of March." 

Washington Gazzette, Washington NC, Thurs., Nov. 1, 1892 
"DIED....Noah GALLOWAY died at his home on Blounts Creek, Oct. 28, 1892. He was born March 4th, 
1801, thus making his stay on earth 91 years 7 months 25 days. Truly a good man has been gathered 
home. He suffered much, but bore it with christian fortitude, always saying his suffering was only for this 
world. Thus passes away the old landmarks. God is the judge of us all. M. L." 

Mr. W. C. McGOWAN 

Eastern Reflector, Fri., Oct. 12, 1900 
"Black Jack Items, Oct. 9. . . Mr. W. C. MCGOWAN, aged about 80 years, died at home about 3 miles from 
here on Sunday morning, Oct. 7. He was taken very suddenly and lived only a few minutes. We extend 
our deepest sympathy to the bereaved ones left to mourn his death. The remains were taken to the 
SKINNER farm for burial today." 



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General Assembly Records 

The following is an index to selected records located in the North Carolina General Assembly Session 
Records, NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

r 

Nov.-Dec. 1800 
BOX1 

Dec. 1- Sherrod BARROW of Greene Co. reinstated in the rights of a citizen 
Dec. 3- Bill to amend making compensation for executed slaves in several counties-Pitt 
Co. 

Bill to appoint persons to transcribe the records of Beaufort and Onslow Counties 
Nov. 21-Dennis DUPREE of Greene Co. changed name to Dennis WILLIAMS 

BOX 2 

Dec. 8- Name of William PURSER changed to William HUDNELL, Beaufort Co. 

BOX 3 

James HOLMES of Greene Co., convicted in 1786, reinstated in the rights of a citizen 
Sherrod BARROW of Greene Co., convicted in 1786, reinstated in the rights of a citizen 
Petition concerning Tower Hill, Lenoir Co. 

Petition of Catherine, wife of William GRANT, of Wayne Co. He left her. 

BOX 4 

Greene Co. Tustice of the Peace elected: Jeremiah BEEMAN, Samuel SPEIGHT, Jr., 
Joseph DOWNING, Joseph SCURLOCK, Shadrach COWARD, William 
HOLLIDAY 

Lenoir Co. Tustice of the Peace elected: Benjamin WITHERINGTON, John GATLIN, 

Benjamin HARTSFIELD, Rodrick POWELL 
Pitt Co. Tustice of the Peace elected: Benjamin PAXTON 

Beaufort Co. Militia elected: Godfrey WILLIAMS, Lt. Col.; James WILLIAMS, 1st 

Major; Reading GRIST, 2nd Major 
Resignations: 

Jacob JOHNSTON, resigned as Jones Co. JP 

Joseph TAYLOR, resigned as Lenoir Co. JP 

F. BRUTON, resigned as Lenoir Co. JP 

John COWARD, resigned as Greene Co. JP 

Thomas WIGGINS, resigned as Lt. Col. of Martin Co. Militia 

Nov.-Dec. 1801 
BOX1 

Nov. 21-Robert DONNELL of Lenoir Co. family; had no issue; left land to nephew in 
Ireland 

Nov. 23- Annexing part of Beaufort Co. to Craven Co. 

Nov. 25-Charles F. TYSON of Bladen Co. wants son Sterling ALLEN name changed to 
Sterling TYSON 

Dec. 5- James HODGES of Beaufort Co. has children named: Drury, Elizabeth and 
James JUDKINS, wants names changed to HODGES; born before marriage to 
their mother 

Nov. 27-Because Johnston Co. broken up into Wayne, Lenoir and Greene Counties and 
the old records are now in Lenoir Co., records are to be copied for each county 

BOX 2 

Dec. 13-Petition for part of Craven Co. to be annexed to Greene Co. 

BOX 3 

Petition of Capt. Jacob POLLOCK, Revolutionary War Soldier 
Petition concerning land of William BALDWIN, Pitt Co. 
Petition concerning land of Elias GODLEY, Beaufort Co. 
Petition concerning Tower Hill land, Lenoir Co. 



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Simon MEWBERN of Sampson Co. name changed to Simon HOBBS 

Petition of John BARROW, Revolutionary War Soldier 

Petition of John TURNER, Craven Co., Revolutionary War Soldier 

BOX 4 

Petition of John TURNER, Craven Co., Revolutionary War Soldier 

Petition of James FISHER, Currituck Co., Revolutionary War Soldier 

Greene Co. Tustice of the Peace elected: Charles CARR 

Beaufort Co. Tustice of the Peace elected: James WILLIAMS, Reading GRIST 

Martin Co. Tustice of the Peace elected: John GRIFFIN 

J ohnston Co. Tustice of the Peace elected: Paschall TUCKER 

Lenoir Co. Tustice of the Peace elected: Job LE ARY 

Resignations: 

James LATHAM resigned as Beaufort Co. JP 
R. J. POWELL resigned as Lenoir Co. JP 
Richard EVANS resigned as Pitt Co. JP 

William MOYE resigned as 1st Major of Pitt Co. Regiment of militia 

Nov.-Dec. 1802 
BOX1 

Nov. 22- Divorce of John SPELL and wife Celia of Edgecombe Co. 

Dec. 1- Name of Edward WHITE of Beaufort Co. changed to Edward Salter WHITE 

Dec. 4- Names of Bedridden REYNOLDS and Lucretia REYNOLDS of Sampson Co. 

changed to Bedridden CARRAWAY and Lucretia CARRAWAY 
Dec. 7- Petition for seperate election at Swift Creek Bridge, Craven Co. 

BOX 2 

Petition of Stephanus SHEPPARD for Rev. land of father, Abraham SHEPPARD 
Petition of Sparkman DOWNING, Greene Co., Revolutionary War Soldier 
Petition of Jesse LANGSTON, Greene Co. Jailer 

Petition of Beddridden CARRAWAY to change the names of his two grandchildren 
Two petitions of David JOYNER of Halifax Co., Revolutionary War Soldier 
Petition of James HARRISON, Beaufort Co., Revolutionary War Soldier 
Petition of Joseph CARRAWAY, Craven Co., Revolutionary War Soldier 
Petition of Ann DAVIS of Martin Co.; husband Jesse DAVIS in Revolutionary War 
Petition of William CROOM concerning Tower Hill, Lenoir Co. 

BOX 3 

Henry BEST. Greene Co. Sheriff lists Insolvents for 1801: Timothy MEARS, William 

MEARS, Livingston GARROT, Enos PIPKIN, Daniel DAVIS, William JONES, 

Enoch PRICE, Jacob MINSHEW 
Greene Co. Tustice of the Peace elected: Henry EDWARDS, William FORREST, Sutton 

HARDIE, Cullen COWARD, Kinchen TAYLOR 
Greene Co. Militia elected: Thomas EDWARDS, 1st Major; Stephen EASON, 2nd Major 
Pitt Co. Militia elected: Hardee SMITH, Lt. Col. Commandant; Allen ATKINSON, 1st 

Major; Cannon SMITH, 2nd Major 
Martin Co. Tustice of the Peace elected: Sterling ROGERS, Stephen FAGAN 
Lenoir Co. Tustice of the Peace elected: Allen WOOTEN, Bryan WHITFIELD 
Resignations: 

Shade ALLEN resigned as Lt. Col. Commandant of Pitt Regiment of Infantry 

William WALLACE resigned as Martin Co. JP 

William WILLIAMS resigned as Lenoir Co. JP 

Shaderick WOOTEN resigned as Lenoir Co. JP 

Matthew MOSELEY resigned as Lenoir Co. JP 

Samuel SPEIGHT resigned as 1st Major of Greene Co. militia 



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Nov.-Dec. 1803 
BOX1 

Dec. 1- Divorce of Samuel EASTON of Carteret Co. (md. in 1796 to Zilphia GUTHRIE) 

BOX 2 

List of Onslow Co. Revolutionary War Veterans 

Petition of Charles BUTLER of Craven Co., Revolutionary War Soldier 
Petition of James HODGES, Rev. War Soldier of Edgecombe Co. 
Divorce of Arnold RHODES and Mary FARRIS of Beaufort Co. 
Petition of the lower end of Beaufort Co. (list of names) faded 
Petition of extreme portion of Craven Co. (list of names) 
Revolutionary War petition of POWERS family of Tyrrell Co. 
Petition of Samuel GAINER, Rev. War Soldier 
Petition of Elias HOELL, Rev. War Soldier of Beaufort Co. 

BOX 3 

Martin Co. Justice of the Peace elected : William CLARKE 

Pitt Co. Tustice of the Peace elected : John Hardee SIMPSON, Joel DICKINSON, Oliver 

SMITH, William MOYE 
Greene Co. Militia elected : Thomas EDWARDS, Col.; Frederick DIXON, 1st Major; 

Williams EDWARDS, 2nd Major 
Resignations : 

Warren ANDREWS resigned as Martin Co. JP 

Hardy G ATLIN resigned as Craven Co. JP 

Stephen EASON resigned as 2nd Major of Greene Co. militia 

Nov.-Dec. 1804 
BOX 2 

Nov. 29- Bill for seperate election to be held at Jesse SCOVILLE, Pitt Co. 

Dec. 6- Bill to legitimize the illegitimate children of Elizabeth JOYNER and Joseph 

BATTS of Edgecombe Co. 
Change name of Penelope COX of Lenoir Co. to Penelope JACKSON 

BOX 3 

Inquest on body of John CLEMENTS, mariner of Craven Co., Dec. 1, 1802 
Inquest on Griffith GRIFFITH, mariner of New Bern, Nov. 11, 1802 
Inquest on Elizabeth BRYAN, of Craven Co., suicide, April 17, 1801 
Inquest on the bones of John CAMPBELL, Craven Co. Feb. 7, 1802 
Petition of Jesse SWINDELL of Hyde Co., Rev. War Soldier 

Inquest on William CHEEKS, son of Thomas CHEEKS of New Bern, July 28, 1802 
Craven Co. Justice of the Peace elected : John RIGGS, Jr. 

Lenoir Co. Tustice of the Peace elected: William DEAN, Jesse COBB, Jr., Slade G ATLIN, 

William BRUTON, Simon BRUTON 
Craven Co. Militia elected: Thomas A. GREEN, Lt. Col.; Joseph NELSON, 1st Major; 

Robert CAMMELL, 2nd Major 
Beaufort Co. Tustice of the Peace elected: Anthony DYER, Jeremiah CHERRY, Thomas 

BOWAN, Langley RESPASS, William B. ELLISON, Moses WINDLEY of Town 

Creek 
Resignations: 

William BRYAN resigned as 2nd Major of Craven Co. militia 
James WILLIAMS resigned as Beaufort Co. JP 

Nov.-Dec. 1805 
BOX1 

Dec. 5- Bill to restore William BRILEY of Pitt Co. to full credit 
Dec. 18- Bill to annex part of Pitt Co. to Martin Co. 

Dec. 3- Bill to make Peter MAYO house, Pitt Co. a seperate election place 



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BOX 2 

Richard W. CASWELL, only child of William CASWELL; William CASWELL, only son 

of Mary MACKELWAIN 
Richard CASWELL address upon leaving the Assembly 
Dallam CASWELL, son and executor of the late Richard CASWELL 
Petition of Christopher MOORING of Pitt Co., Rev. War Soldier 
Petition of Solomon CARR of Pitt Co., Rev. War Soldier 
Petition of Charles WHITEHURST of Pasquotank Co., Rev. War Soldier 

Nov.-Dec. 1806 
BOX1 

Nov. 29- Annulment of marriage of Eli MANNING of Edgecombe Co. and Winifred 

CHAPPEL of Martin Co. He was impotent and cruel. 
Nov. 29- Peter FABRE of New Bern and Antigua tried to sell his mullato wife to Capt. 

Edward TINKER 

Dec. 3- Divorce of Francis DENNIS of Carteret Co. and Nancy BATTEL. She ran off 

with Morris GREENWOOD of Brunswick Co. 
Dec. 5- Samuel HART appted. Auctioneer for the town of New Bern 
Dec. 15- Divorce of Archibald MURRAY and wife Delilah, of Greene Co. 
Dec. 1- Bill to appoint Commissioners for Kinston, Lenoir Co. being: Bryan 

WHITFIELD, John GATLIN, Jesse COBB, Sr., John WASHINGTON, Jesse COBB, 

Jr., Ambrose JONES 
Dec. 2- Bill to restore Jacob TICE of Martin Co. to full credit 

BOX 2 

Dec. 12- Bill to change names of the children of Shadrach HINTON of Sampson Co. to 
the name PUGH 

Dec. 12- Change name of Elizabeth RICKS of Nash Co. to Elizabeth CROWELL 

Change name of Hilan BROOKS of Beaufort Co. to Hilan GODLEY 

Change name of Hollon HAGAN of Beaufort Co. to Hollon BRIGHT 

Divorce of Archibald MURRAY and wife Delilah, of Greene Co., had 3 children 

Divorce of Thomas STEWART of Edgecombe Co.; md. 1798 to Lovey Robertson 

Divorce of Isaac BRASWELL of Edgecombe Co. and Nancy LEE 

Divorce of Thomas BOND of Greene Co. and wife Jemima 

Rev. War petition of Stephanus SHEPPARD of Greene Co. 

Petition of Jacob WHARTON, Rev. War Soldier 

Petition of Lanier ADAMS of Hyde Co., heir of Rev. War Soldier 

Petition of Josiah BIRD of Gates Co., Rev. War Soldier 

Petition of Noah VANDIFORD of Tyrrell Co., Rev. War Soldier 

Petition of heirs of James SHIVERS of Pitt Co., Rev. War Soldier 

BOX 3 

Petition of Noah VANDIFORD of Tyrrell Co., Rev. War Soldier 

Greene Co. Tustice of the Peace elected: William V. SPEIGHT, William ARMSTRONG 
Lenoir Co. Militia elected : Simon BRUTON, 1st Major; Bryan WHITFIELD, Jr., 2nd 
Major 

Tones Co. Tustice of the Peace elected: Frederick FOY 

Martin Co. Militia elected: Abner COCKBURN, 1st Major; Andrew JOYNER, 2nd 

Major; Jeremiah SLADE, Lt. Col. Commandant 
Martin Co. Tustice of the Peace elected: Lemuel KENNEDY, James MOORE, Henry 

HOOTENS 

Beaufort Co. Tustice of the Peace elected: John WATSON 

Beaufort Co. Militia elected: James WILLIAMS, Lt. Col. Commandant; Samuel 

CHANCEY, 1st Major; Thomas LATHAM, 2nd Major 
Pitt Co. Militia elected: Cannon SMITH, 1st Major; William GORHAM, 2nd Major 
Pitt Co. Tustice of the Peace elected: Tames RANDOLPH, William MAY, Franklin 

GORHAM 



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Resignations: 

Allen ATKINSON resigned as 1st Major of Pitt Militia 

Nov.-Dec. 1807 
BOX1 

Change name of James WILLIFORD of Edgecombe Co. to James GAY 
Change name of WHITLEY children of Robeson Co. to ELOQUENCE 
Change name of Redding NEAL of Hyde Co. to Redding JACKSON 
Change name of Abraham GRAY of Hyde Co. to Abraham SATTERTHWAITE 

BOX 2 

Jacob BREWER, Rev. Soldier; had brother Reece BREWER of Term. 
Grove/Gove ADAMS, Rev. Soldier; had brother William ADAMS of Hyde Co. 
Lanier ADAMS, Rev. Soldier of Hyde Co.; had brother William ADAMS of Randolph 

Co., NC and sister Rachel TAYLOR 
Bill to Annex part of Jones and Craven Counties to Lenoir Co. 
Petition of John MARKS, Rev. Soldier of Martin Co. 
Petition of Henry WILLIAMSON, Rev. Soldier of Martin Co. 
Petition of James JOHNSTON, Rev. Soldier of Beaufort Co. 

BOX 3 

Bill to Annex part of upper part of Jones and Craven Counties on Moseley Creek to 

Lenoir Co. (alot of names) 
Pitt Co. Tustice of the Peace elected: Ben TYSON 

Greene Co. Tustice of the Peace elected: Benjamin EVANS, Abraham DARDEN 
Martin Co. Tustice of the Peace elected: Bartholomew WEATHERSBY, John 
JOHNSTON 

Edgecombe Co. Tustice of the Peace elected: Michael HEARN 

Craven Co. Justice of the Peace elected: Isaac WINGATE 

Beaufort Co. Tustice of the Peace elected: William KENNEDY 

Cabarrus Co. Militia elected: Hugh ROSS 

Chatham Co. Militia elected: Hasten POE, 2nd Major 

Chatham Co. Tustice of the Peace elected: Oliver PRINCE 

Resignations: 

John BYRD resigned as Johnston Co. JP 

William BARDEN resigned as Martin Co. JP 

John KENNEDY resigned as Martin Co. JP 

Sacker Dubberley resigned as Craven Co. JP 

John VINSON resigned as Johnston Co. JP 

Redmun DUNN resigned as Nash Co. JP 

Petition for divorce of Polly SALISBURY of Pitt Co. 

Petition for divorce of William LANE and Martha PASTUER, Craven Co. 

Petition for divorce of John FARROW and Rebecca TOLSON, Currituck Co. 

John COX of Edgecombe Co. had name changed to John HEARN 

Nov.-Dec. 1808 
BOX1 

Nov. 28- Moving elections and musters from Stanton HARRELL'S in Beaufort Co. to 

house of Jesse ROB ASON on Hickory Point 
Nov. 23- Seperate election in Pitt Co. at house of Palmer CANNON 
Change name of William PRICE and Henry PRICE to William RHODES and Henry 

RHODES 

Change name of George BRIGHT of Greene Co. to George Washington EVANS 
Change name of Christopher RILLER of Greene Co. to Christopher LINCH 
Change name of Frederick LIPSEY of Jones Co. to Frederick FOY 



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BOX 2 

Silas LASSITER of Greene Co. gave land to son, Nathan LASSITER 
Bedridden CARRAWAY of Sampson Co. assault 

BOX 3 

Divorce of Micajah MUSTGROVE and Zilpha HARRELL 

BOX 4 

Tones Co. Justice of the Peace elected : John I. BROCK 
Bertie Co. Justice of the Peace elected : Daniel VANPELT 

Beaufort Co. Tustice of the Peace elected : Coward QUINN, Isaac PEACOCK, Charles 

ODEN, Thomas LATHAM 
Lenoir Co. Tustice of the Peace elected : Frances KILPATRICK, Rigdon WHITE, John 

GATLIN 

Martin Co. Tustice of the Peace elected : Thomas STEWART, Josiah REDDICK, Luke 

ROSS, Kedar BIGGS, Jesse COOPER 
Resignations : 

Thomas WYNN resigned as Martin Co. JP 

James WILLIAMS resigned as Lt. Col. Commandant of Beaufort Co. militia 
David D. DUNN resigned as Craven Co. JP 
W. ISLER resigned as Jones Co. JP 

Zebid SIMPSON resigned as 2nd Major of Carteret Co. Militia 



Nov. 27- Col. Thomas JARVIS of Currituck Co. had daughter, Lydia (md. to Edward 
HARDY) They had 4 sons: William Jarvis HARDY, Thomas Asbury HARDY, 
Charles Wesley HARDY and Edward Washington HARDY. 

Petition of John Carruthers STANLY, freedman, of Craven Co. to set free his wife and 
children 

Change name of Robert STANLEY of Jones Co. to Robert REYNOLDS 

Change name of James ALCOCK of Jones Co. to James OLIVER 

Change name of Emanuel ALPHIN of Jones Co. to Buckner JARMAN 

Change name George Bryan EVANS of Greene Co. to George Ryan EVANS 

Dec. 4- New trustees of Washington Academy, Beaufort Co.: John KENNEDY, Isaiah 

WOODARD, Isaac SMITH, James WILLIAMS 
Dec. 5- Bill to establish seperate election at Walter HANRAHAN'S mill on Blounts 

Creek 

Dec. 7- Winifred FULGHAM of Wayne Co. exempt from taxes for having 2 deformed 
children 

Dec. 9- Bill to annex part of Pitt Co. to Craven Co. 

Petition of Micajah WINDHAM, of Edgecombe Co., Rev. soldier license to sell liquor 

Petition for divorce of Eusebius and Lidea CRUTCHFIELD of Jones Co. 
Petition of William PAGE of Pitt Co., Rev. Soldier 

Emanuel JARMAN had his son, Emanuel ALPHIN of Jones Co. name changed to 

Buckner JARMAN 
Petition of Ezekiel WHITE of Martin Co., Rev. Soldier 
Petition of Abraham LEE and John LEE , both of Martin Co., Rev. Soldiers 
Petition of William WESTBROOK, Rev. Soldier 
Letters about divorce of Nancy BRACEWELL, Beaufort Co. 

List of Lenoir Co. Insolvents returned to July term 1809 Lenoir County Court by 

William EASTERLING, Lenoir Co. Sheriff: 
Philamon NOBLE, Robert ERWIN, Elijah HINSON, Reuben HINSON, Jesse HINSON, 

Herod LOVETT, Henry CARTER, John JUMP, John SPENCE, Thomas 



Nov.-Dec. 1809 
BOX1 



BOX 2 
BOX 3 



BOX 4 



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SANDERSON, George DARNELL, Thomas MEDLIN, Samuel Herring MARTIN, 
Thomas MOORE, William MOORE, Jr., William WALL 
Greene Co. Militia elected: John WILLIAMS, 2nd Major 

Craven Co. lustice of the Peace elected: William GATLIN, John BIGGS, Jr., Burton 

ALLEN, Silas S. STEVENSON 
Beaufort Co. Tustice of the Peace elected: William SMAW 

Martin Co. Tustice of the Peace elected: Cotten POWELL, Andrew JOYNER, John 
REDDICK, Sr., Noah PERRY, John RAULHAC, James SHEPPARD 

Craven Co. and Newbern Tustice of the Peace elected: Asa JONES, Lott BATTLE, 
Solomon PATRICK 

Greene Co. Tustice of the Peace elected: Joseph ELLIS 

Lenoir Co. Tustice of the Peace elected: Joshua TAYLOR, William WITHERINGTON, 
Joel HINES 

Lenoir Co. militia elected: Simon BRUTON, Lt. Col.; Bryan WHITFIELD, Jr., 1st Major; 

Alexander MOSELEY, 2nd Major 
Resignations: 

Richard TAYLOR resigned as Martin Co. JP 

Hardy STALLINGS resigned as Martin Co. JP 

Williams EDWARDS resigned as 2nd Major of Greene Co. Militia 

Simon BRUTON resigned as Lenoir Co. JP 

Stephen FAG AN resigned as Martin Co. JP 



Two Men Named John Ross 

The following are two articles found in Tarboro newspapers. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

INFORMATION WANTED 
Tarboro' Press, Sat., January 11, 1845 

"If there is now living any officer or soldier of the Revolution, or any relative of John ROSS, formerly of 
North Carolina, who can give any information respecting the service or discharge of the said ROSS will 
be generously rewarded by communicating such facts as may be within their knowledge to N. J. THOMAS, 
Post Master, Eden, Hancock Co. Maine, where they may hear something perhaps to their advantage. 
John ROSS enlisted in Capt. WILLIAMS' Co. 4th Regiment, in 1777, for and during the war. 
Printers of Newspapers in N. C. friendly to old Soldiers will oblige by copying this in their papers. 
Dec. 14th, 1844." 

A Murderer 

Tarboro Southerner, Sat., Sept. 22, 1855 

" The Goldsboro' Telegraph says: Charles W. BONNER, of Durham's Creek, Beaufort county, writes us that 
Rix FORD, formerly of Edgecombe county and a volunteer in the Mexican war, died in Beaufort county, 
on the 8th of September, from a stroke or strokes inflicted upon him on the 4th of August, by John ROSS, 
Senior, of Durham's Creek. ROSS, it is thought, may attempt to make his way South. He is described to be 
a stout man, about 40 years old, weighing about 170 or 180 lbs., of dark complexion, dark hair, dark eyes, 
and a thick dark beard." 

Benjamin Fulford Died 

Tarboro Press, Jan. 5, 1839 

"In Petersburg, on Sunday, August 20th, 1848, Mr. Benjamin FULFORD, late of Capt. S. SINGLETON'S 
Co., (B,) North Carolina Volunteers, aged twenty one years. The deceased was born in Pitt county, in the 
State of North Carolina, and at the time of his death, had received an honorable discharge from the 
mustering officer at Fort Monroe." 



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Bill to Annex Part of Pitt County to Beaufort County, 1812 



NC General Assembly Session Records, Nov. -Dec. 1812, Box 3. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

• • • 

"To the Honourable the General Assenbly 

The Petition of a great Number of the Inhabitants of Pitt County 
Humbly Sheweth 

That your Petitioners are desirous of contributing every thing in their power to advance and promote the 
Interest of Tar River And as we are fully convinced that the encourageing the population of a Town on the 
River would be the most immediate means of accomplishing our wish as in proportions to its population 
so would be the demand for provisions and our other produce And as the annexing that part of our 
County which lies to the Eastward of a line herein after described the Inhabitants of which we mostly are 
Would in a great measure contribute to the population of the Town of Washington. We your Petitioners 
do pray that an Act of the present General Assembly may be passed for annexing all that part of our 
County of Pitt to Beaufort County which lies to the Eastward of a line Begining at Creeping Swamp 
where Craven County line crosses the same and running with said Creeping Swamp and Checod Swamp 
until it comes to that part of Checod Swamp which is nearest the head of the Westermost prong of Bear 
Creek then down said westermost prong to the mouth of the Eastermost prong of said Creek then a direct 
Course to the upper end of lohn GODLEYS Plantation then with Bear Creek below said GODLEYS 
Plantation then with Bear Creek to Tar River then down Tar River with the North side thereof to the 
Mouth of Tranters Creek then up the main prong of Tranters Creek to the upper end of William LANIERS 
Plantation then a North East Course to Martin County Line and with Martin Beaufort & Craven lines to 
the begining your Petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray &&& 



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loseph WALL 


James HODGES 


Lewis SMITH 


Elias GODLEY 


Henry HODGES 


Samuel DUDLEY 


Thos LAFINHOUSE 


James LEE 


Saml SIMPSON 


Toby BUTLER 


George LEE 


Geo. WOLFENDEN 


Israel HARDING 


Abraham WHITEACRE 


Arthur DEW (?) 


Fred. GRIST (?) 


Syras JACKSON 


J HOLLAND 


Stephen HARDING 


Robert KNOX 


Joel TISON 


Anthony KINNIN lunier 


Thos. SHEPHERD 


Holland JOHNSON 


Jacob PALMAR 


William BOYACA 


Thomas TISON 


Cornelius PATRICK 


Joshua LEE 


John WOLFENDEN 


James KNOX 


Jas. SHEPHERD 


Wm ANDREWS 


Benjn. PAXTON 


William DOWN 


Michael C EVANS 


Jas CRANDELL 


John HODGES 


Jeremiah DIXON 


Ephrom BROWN 


George MOYE Juner 


Stephen EWELL 


Andrew BROWN 


John WHITEHEAD 


David COBB 


J S FREMAIN 


John HARDEE 


Amos ATKINSON 


Jn FLOYD 


William BUCK 


Hardy MAY 


James SIMS 


James BUCK 


Edward COBB 


Moses HODGES 


Arthur FORBES 


Allen ATKINSON 


Jacob LITTLE 


William MOYE 


Allen MAY 


William KNOX 


Robert WILLIAMS 


Jacob MAY 


Uraiah FLOYD 


Samuel WARREN 


Hardy KEAL 


Phillip (faded) 


Charles GERRARD 


Robt. DANIEL 


Jno LANIER 


Sterling DUPREE 


Dad. PERKINS Sheff 


William LANIER 


William VINES 


Lazarous PEARSCE 


Robert LANIER 


Henry ELLIS 


Benjamin MAY" 


Jno. KILLINGSWORTH 


Jesse MOYE 





PCGQ November 2001 21 



Wills & Testaments: Book 1 



Pitt County Court House 
Greenville, North Carolina 

Abstracted and contributed by Elizabeth Ross. 
Continued from previous issue, May 2001. 

Part 3 

65. Chapman, Jesse. 

Pitt. Sept. 3, 1861. Aug. Term 1862. Wife: Polly Chapman, negroes Simon and Elen. Mother Eliza Okely 
[Oakley], "land that my Grand Father, James Adams, give to me . . . after her death I give the same land to 
my Brother Freeman Okely". Sister Lovey Laughinghouse, land adj. Thomas Adams, John Adams and 
other. Exec: Polly Chapman, wife. Wits.: Lewis H. Smith, Jesse F. Chapman. (Probate notes that Jesse F. 
Chapman, a subscribing witness "now in the State of Virginia") — Wb. 1, p. 79. 

66. Moore, Arden. 

Pitt. May 21, 1861. Probate not dated. Wife: unnamed. Sons: John A. Moore, Joshua L. Moore, Bithel S. 
Moore. "All my children except Joshua L. Moore, John A. Moore and Bithel S. Moore and two of these 
heirs lives out of the State . . .". Son Bithel S. Moore, negro girl Betty and her increase. Mentioned: negro 
woman Minta recently sold; Linch's Creek; neighbors Reddick Carney and Henry Barnhill. Exec: son 
Bithel S. Moore. Wits.: none. (Probate note: handwriting attested by Wm. L. Mooring, Reddick Carney, 
James S. Moore, and James L. Moore.) — Wb. 1, p. 80. 

67. Laughinghouse, Joseph H.. 

Pitt. July 9, 1855. May Term 1863. Wife: Mary Ann Laughinghouse. Son: Wyatt L. Laughinghouse, land of 
his grandfather Edward Laughinghouse in Beaufort County "on which James B. Dunn and John Bates 
now lives"; also books belonging to Uncle James E. Langley; also negro boys Andrew and George. "All 
our children" unnamed. Exec: wife Mary Ann. Wits.: none. (Probate notes: handwriting attested by 
Jackey Ann Ernell, Fenner B. Satterthwaite, Wm. J. Laughinghouse and James Galloway. Letters of 
administration granted to Tilman R. Cherry and Wyatt Laughinghouse; bond $160,000, sureties Churchill 
Perkins, Willy B. Brown and William Whitehead.) — Wb. 1, p. 81. 

68. Clark, James S. 

Pitt. Jan. , 1860. No probate. Trustee: friend C. C. Perkins for sons William E. Clark and James Edgar 

Clark, land and negroes Oliver and his wife Nancy and Oliver and Stanley their children, Sam, Ben, old 
Kit and his wife Aramet, Stephen son of old Kit, Adeline and her present child, also negro Priscy. C. C. 
Perkins, trustee for dau. Adelaide wife of G. W. Johnson (lands in Pitt Co.), for dau. Elvira (lands in 
Sumpter Co., GA), for daus. Victoria Jones and Delia wife of Wm. S. [later A.] Jenkins (lands in Macon 
Co., GA). Grandchild Helen Jones, negro girl Lea. Grandchild Mary Jenkins, negro girl Sydney. Appoint 
friends Henry Sheppard, Louis G. Little, Burton G. Albritton, John S. Smith, and William Whitehead to 
make a division of other negroes and property. "It is my wish and will that negroes Oliver Senr and 
Prissy be permitted to live on Lot Eighty one without being hired out. That they may attend and serve my 
two sons when not at school." Mentions also land in South Carolina. Execs.: son-in-law Wm. A. Jenkins 
and friend C. C. Perkins. Wits.: Jos. Jno. Dancy, Charles Rountree. — Wb. 1, p. 83. 

69. Moye, Alfred. 

Pitt. Apr. 27, 1859. Probate not dated. Sons: William Joel Moye, negro woman Aggey. Son: Moses T. Moye, 
negro boy Jonas. Son: Elbert A. Moye, negroes Ned, John and Hollan. Dau.: Ann Priscilla Lang, wife of 
William G. Lang, negroes Daniel, Dinah and George. Granddau.: Sarah Elizabeth Lang, child of Ann 



PCGQ November 2001 22 



Priscilla, negro girl Harriet, in trust to her mother until age 21. Dau.: Eliza Frances Edwards, wife of 
Henry Clay Edwards, negroes Hamlet, Silvey, Mary, Cherry and her child Allen, woman Cherry and 
child. My rights to the slaves left by the will of my Sister Claudisha S. Nettle to James W. Moye, Moses T. 
and Elbert A. Moye, to go to my Grandson Abram J. Moye, son of James W. Moye, dec'd., said negroes 
Jane and her children, girl Laurena and boy Henry, but negro boy March, child of Ellen, to be returned to 
my estate. Grandson: James Alfred Lang, son of Ann P. & Wm. G. Lang. Execs.: sons William J. Moye, 
Moses T. Moye, and Elbert A. Moye. Wits.: none. (Probate notes: handwriting attested by Wm. G. Lang, B. 
G. Albritton, Wm. Flanekin, and L. P. Beardsley.) — Wb. 1, p. 85. 

70. Parker, John J. 

Pitt. July 14, 1862. Probate not dated. Dau. Ba nco [?] Parker. Son: William Oscar Parker. Wife: unnamed. 
"All my children" unnamed. Mentioned: my legacy as one of the heirs of Precila Moore. Exec: father 
James Parker. Wits.: L. P. Beardsley, James Parker. (Probate notes: James Parker renounced right to ex- 
ecute, and Benjamin Belcher was appointed administrator, bond $1,000 with sureties James Parker and 
Henry Joyner.) — Wb. 1, p. 87. 

71. Nelson, Caleb. 

Pitt. Feb. 6, 1859. Aug. Term 1862. Wife: Elizabeth Nelson. Son: Josiah Nelson's heirs devised l/7th part of 
negroes devised to my wife by her father John Laughinhouse and then to her children. Dau.: Susannah 
Spain's children. Dau. Serenah Hardee. Son: James G. Nelson. All my children: Josiah Nelson, Emily 
Herrin, Talith Smith, Susanna Spain, Serena Hardee, James G. Nelson. Devisees: Henry Nelson's children 
to get l/7th part. Mentioned: negroes Win and Haret, recently sold. Execs.: wife Elizabeth Nelson and son 
James G. Nelson. Wits.: Lewis J. Edwards, Wm. W. Tucker. (Probate notes: wife qualified, $9,000 bond 
with sureties Wm. J. Laughinghouse and F. B. Satterthwaite. Lewis J. Edwards, one of the subscribing 
witnesses, now deceased.) — Wb. 1, p. 88. 

72. Jenkins, Roberson. 

Pitt. July 23, 1858. Aug. Term 1863. Son: James H. Jenkins. Dau.: Martilda Rollins. My legal heirs: John H. 
Jenkins, John Jenkins' heirs, William Ebb Jenkins, James H. Jenkins, Martilda Rollins, and Daniel R. 
Hopkins, each 1 share. Mentioned: negroes, unnamed. Exec: son James H. Jenkins. Wits.: William 
Thigpen, Ollen Cobb. (Probate notes: son qualified, bond $65,000, with W. H. Jenkins, J. H. Jenkins, Jas. L. 
Langley, Henry Stancill, and Reuben C. Rollins as sureties.) — Wb. 1, p. 89. 

73. Vines, Samuel, [index says Samuel, Senr.] 

Pitt. May 15, 1859. Probate not dated. Dau.: Allie King. "All my children and the family of those that have 
lost there mothers or fathers (Say my grand children in families)" all to share equally. Execs.: John King 
and Thomas King. Wits.: none. (Probate notes: Walter Newton found the will and Jno. Peebles, Wm. 
Peeden and James Murray, attested to handwriting. John King qualified, $75,000 bond, sureties Walter 
Newton, Wm. King and Jno. Peebles.) — Wb. 1, p. 91. 

74. Stancill, Jesse R. 

Pitt. Apr. 25, 1863. Aug. Term 1863. Mother: Rachel Standi, negroes from estate of my brother Robert H. 
Stancill, dec'd. Sister: Mary D. Stancill, and if she dies without heirs, land to go "to the heirs of my 
Grandfather Godfrey Stancill", also negroes Peter, Rose, Elizus [?], and Olliver. Exec: uncle Wilie Stancill. 
Wits.; Richard E. Rives, H. G. Parker. (Probate note: Willey Stancill qualified, $20,000 bond, Henry Stancill 
and Theop. Stancill, sureties.) — Wb. 1, p. 91. 

75. Pollard, William Lawrence. 

Pitt. Mar. 15, 1862. Nov. Term 1863. Wife: Elizabeth Jane Pollard (has no children). Bro.: James A. Pollard. 
Exec: none. Wits.: W. M. B. Brown, W. S. Bullock. (Probate note: brought to court by father Benjamin 
Pollard and attested to by the two subscribing witnesses.) — Wb. 1, p. 92. 



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76. Tugwell, Robert. 

Pitt. May 15, 1862. Probate not dated. Wife: Delpha Tugwell. Dau.: Caroline Tugwell. Exec: friend Allen 
Bynum. Wits.: L. P. Beardsley, Allen Bynum. (Probate notes: Bond $4,000, with sureties John Himes and 
Elias J. Blount). — Wb. 1, p. 93. 

77. May, John. 

Pitt. Jan. 9, 1862. Aug. Term 1863. Bro.: Alfred May. Sister: Sarah Jane May, negro boy Abram. Sister: Emily 
E. May. Exec: none. Wits.: Sherrod Belcher, Jas. Joyner. — Wb. 1, p. 94. 

78. Bland, Joseph J. 

Pitt. Oct. 6, 1863. Probate not dated. Nephews: Octavous Edwards and Edward S. Edwards. Bro.: W. A. 
Bland's children. Sister: Martha, wife of W. S. [or L.?] Braswell, her children. Sister: Catherine, wife of 
Peter E. Braswell, and her children. Sister: Susan, negro woman Agg. Sister: Eley, negro boy Killis. Bro.: 
Christopher C. Bland. Execs.: none. Wits.: none. (Probate notes: Barnes Bland found the will and with 
Thos. Cox, Moses Ringgold and Caleb Cannon, attested to handwriting. Barnes Bland appointed adminis- 
trator, $25,000 bond, with Thomas Cox and Saml. Smith, sureties.) — Wb. 1, p. 95. 

79. Cobb, William. 

Pitt. June 28, 1863. Probate not dated. Wife: Elizabeth Cobb, her choice of negroes Allen or Peter, and of 
Mary or Judia. Remainder divided among "all my children as they arrive at age 21." Guardian of my 
children: brother Reuben Cobb. Execs.: father Ollen Cobb and brother James A. Cobb. Wits.: none. (Pro- 
bate notes: Said Ollen Cobb found the will, and with Theophilus J. Stancill and Reuben Cobb, attested 
handwriting. Ollen Cobb qualified, $50,000 bond, with Peter E. Rives and Howell Thomas sureties.) — 
Wb. 1, lp. 96. 

80. Drysdale, Robert H. 

Pitt. May 12, 1861. Aug. Term 1862. Beloved friend: James Joyner of Marlboro, Pitt Co., all "scientific 
aparatus and chemical labrotary", also library. At death of said James Joyner, to Robert Joyner son of 
Noah Joyner of Marlboro. Mother: Ann Hunter wife of James Huneter of town of Lerwick, Island of 
Geltland, Shetland Islands, Scotland, Great Britain. Exec: Robert Joyner. Wits.: none. (Probate notes: W. D. 
Jones, Dr. N. Joyner, Moses Joyner attested to handwriting. James Joyner qualified, bond $2,000, with 
Moses Joyner and W. D. Jones sureties.) — Wb. 1, p. 97. 

81. Frizzle, William R. 

Pitt. Aug. 28, 1861. Probate not dated. Trustee Charles Rogers for my brother Warren F. Frizzle, and if said 
bro. dies without heirs, to my brothers and sisters: Zilpha R. Brown, Elizabeth R. Carman, Frances A. 
Rogers, Jonathan R. Frizzle, Aleinda A. Murphrey and Sarah A. Coward. Exec: Charles Rogers. Wits.: 
Caleb Cannon, Jessee Hart. (Probate notes: Charles Rogers renounced executorship, and Edward Carman, 
Esq., was appointed administrator with Charles Rogers, Edward R. Coward and Jessee Hart as sureties 
for a bond of $40,000.) — Wb. 1, p. 98. 

82. Note: Pages 99 and 100 are marked "Error" and contain duplicates of 3 wills already registered. 

83. Cherry, Elizabeth. 

Pitt. May 10, 1858. Feb. Term 1862. Sons: William L. Cherry, negro Sam (age about 30), Tillman R. Cherry, 
Macon G. Cherry. Daus.: Martha J. Cherry, Emily E. Clark, Mary Ann Laughinghouse, and Jackey Ann 
Ernul. Son Wm. L. Cherry to be trustee for dau. Jackey Ann Ernul. Exec: son William L. Cherry. Wits.: S. 
F. Johnston, W. M. Brown. — Wb. 1, p. 101. 

84. Randolph, Louisa. 

Pitt. Dec. 2, 1857. Probate not dated. Sisters: Arsena Randolph, Mary Randolph. Brothers: Robert 
Randolph, John Randolph. Lawfuls heirs of deceased brother Matthew F. Randolph, and of deceased 



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brother Jessee Randolph. "... it being my will and desire that my negroes should not be scattered . . . that 
my faithful negro woman Catharine may not in division be separated from her two youngest children." 
Exec: friend Dr. Richard Williams. Wits.: John Peebles, Caroline Peebles, Micajah Teel. (Probate note: 
Williams qualified, bond $60,000 with John Randolph and F. B. Satterthwaite, sureties.) — Wb. 1, p. 103. 

85. Hopkins, William. 

Pitt. Sept. 30, 1862. May Term 1865?. Wife: Barshauby Hopkins, land and negroes Arden, Nancy, Gray and 
Aniskey. Nephew: Henry A. Barnhill of Martin Co., NC. Niece Milley Barnhill and the children of Sedia 
R. Powels. Execs.: friends Jesse Stancill and J. M. Jenkins. Wits.: James Bryan, Jas. R. Ward. (Probate notes: 
$20,000 bond, with L. P. Beardsley and Eason James, sureties.) — Wb. 1, p. 104. 

86. Parker, Jessee S. 

Pitt. July 14, 1862. Nov. Term 1863. Wife: Sarah Ann. Four children: Mary Elizabeth, Nancy Catherin, Watt 
and the baby not named. Exec; friend James Parker. Wits.: James Parker, Sherrod Tison. — Wb. 1, p. 105. 

87. Graham, Eliza A., of Lenoir County, NC. 

Pitt. June 20, 1846. Nov. Term 1861. Sister: Sarah C. Chamberlain, and after her death to her children. 
Exec: none. Wits.: Charles Greene, W. S. Bonner. (Probate notes: both subscribing witnesses — Greene and 
Bonner, are now dead; handwriting attested by L. P. Beardsley, C. Perkins and A. G. Jordan.) — Wb. 1, p. 106. 

88. Evans, Richard. 

Pitt. July 19, 1860. Feb. Session 1862. Sisters: Cornelia, Nancy and Elizabeth, all land until their marriage 
or death, then to brothers and sisters (unnamed). Exec: none. Wits.: Noah Forbes, J. R. Forbes. (Probate 
note: J. R. Forbes, one of the subscribing witnesses, "is in the State of Massachusetts".) — Wb. 1, p. 107. 

89. Hoyt, Goold. 

Pitt. Sept. 10, 1850. Codicil June 29, 1854. Probate not dated. Wife: Martha Ann Hoyt. Children: Sally N. 
Marshall, Mary Eliza Dancy. Granddau.: Martha Ann Sherrod. Execs.: brother James E. Hoyt, and E. C. 
Yellowley. Wits.: S. F. Johnston, Thos. A. Braswell. Codicil: "I have purchased all of A. W. Marshalls 
interest in Joseph John Norcotts Estate which interest I now lend to my Daughter Sally N. Marshall . . . 
without control of her husband." (Probate notes: James E. Hoyt and E. C. Yellowley renounced, and Mrs. 
Hoyt, widow, assigned her right to administer to J. J. Dancy, who qualified. $12,000 bond, with James S. 
Clark and W. A. Cherry sureties.) — Wb. 1, p. 107. 

90. Newton, John. 

Pitt. Dec. 11, 1858. Probate not dated. Devisees: the children of Sarah Williams of Tennessee; the children of 
Absaly Johnston of Tennessee; children of Delphia Peoples. Son: Walter Newton, negroes Alfred, Hardee, 
Nathan, Abraham, Mariah and her increase and her "child now borned", Grase, Phelly, Sarah, Amanda, 
and old man Peter. Said Walter Newton to act as trustee of negro girl Hariet now in possession of Lydia 
Falkner of Tennesse, and at her death to said Lydia's children by her former husband Frederick Beasly. 
Devisees: Heirs of John Newton. Grandson: William Newton, son of John, negro Warren. Grandson: 
James Dupree (under 21 yrs. of age). Devisees: children of Lydia Beasly (now Lydia Falkner), Absaly 
Johnston, Sarah Williams, Delphia Peoples, John Newton and his wife Latitia, and Walter Newton. ". . .the 
said Latitia to be considered in the class of John Newton, dec'd." Exec: son Walter Newton. Wits.: George 
W. Wooten, B. F. Wooten. (Probate note: Walter Newton qualified, $40,000 bond, with G. W. Wooten and 
Benj. F. Wooten sureties.) — Wb. 1, p. 109. 

91. Blount, Esther J. 

Pitt. Jan. 5, 1859. May Term 1864. Sons: Elias J. Blount, Richard H. Blount, Jacob C. Blount, William C. 
Blount. Daus.-in-law: Mary E. Blount wife of son William C. Blount, and Winniford Blount widow of 
Allen Blount, dec'd. Grandchildren: Martha B. Speight and Seth Speight, both under age 21 and children 
of Ed ward G. Speight; Esther Ann Blount dau. of Richard H. Blount; Josephine Blount and Lavinia Blount 
(parent not stated); Jemima Blount dau. of Wm. C. Blount; Allen Blount and Elias Blount (both under age 



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21) sons of Allen Blount, dec'd.; Allen Blount (under age 21) son of Jacob C. Blount. Mentioned: negroes 
unnamed. Balance of estate to Elias J. Blount (1 share), Richard H. Blount (1 share), Jacob C. Blount (1 
share), Wm. C. Blount (1 share), Elias and Allen Blount sons of Allen Blount, dec'd. (1 share), Seth and 
Martha B. Speight children of Edwin G. Speight. Execs.: sons Elias J., Richard H. and Wm. C. Blount. 
Wits.: J. M. Hines, H. E. Joyner. (Probate notes: H. E. Joyner, witness, is dead, his handwriting attested by 
Moses Joyner and Moses T. Moye. Executors qualified with $40,000 bond and Caleb Cannon, Edward 
Patrick and Peter E. Hines as sureties.) — Wb. 1, p. 110. 

92. Teel, Joseph. 

Pitt. Jan. 16, 1862. No probate indicated on NC Archives copy. Wife: Polly Teel. Dau. Emily Elizar Teel. 
Sister Harriette Williams to take dau. Emily Elizar "and keep her as long as she may live." Exec: friend 
Peter Rives. Wits.: [torn] Teel, James Teel. — Wb. 1, p. 113. 

93. Braddy, Joseph. 

Pitt. May 7, 1862. No probate indicated on NC Archives copy. Wife: Lydia Braddy. Son Benjamin F. 
Braddy. Exec: friend Peter Rives. Wits.: William B. Fleming, Elkanah Teel. — Wb. 1, p. 113. 

94. Fleming, William B. 

Pitt. May 10, 1862. Probate not dated [d. 1864 in Civil War]. Wife: Cansada Fleming; at her death or 
widowhood, divide among my seven brothers and sisters (unnamed). Mother (unnamed). Half-sister: 
He lneh ah Fleming. Exec: none given. Wits.: Peter Rives, Elkanah Teel, Moses M. Teel, W. L. Dudley, 
Osmyer (his mark) Fleming. (Probate notes: widow Canzada appointed administratrix.) — Wb. 1, p. 114. 

95. Fleming, James L. 

Pitt. May 6, 1862. Probate not dated [d. 1863 in Civil War]. Wife: Sarah C. Fleming. "My children" (un- 
named). Exec: wife Sarah C. Fleming. Wits.: W. K. Delaney, W. J. Blow. (Probate notes: widow qualified, 
$16,000 bond with John L. Fleming and Peter Fleming, sureties.) — Wb. 1, p. 114. 

96. May, Roberts. 

Pitt. July 4, 1863. Feb. Term 1868. Mother: Eliza T. May, negroes Virgil and Bede, and land on Little 
Contentnea adj. Mrs. Mary Ann May and Emily E. May. Brothers and sisters: Alfred May, Sarah Jane May, 
Louisa T. May, Emily E. May. Exec: none given. Wits.: Jas. Joyner, James L. Tugwell. (Probate notes: James 
W. May appointed administrator; $10,000 bond with Jas Joyner and Richard A. Bynum, sureties.) 

— Wb. 1, p. 115. 

(To be continued in the next issue.) 



Petition of Eady Davis for Protection From Husband 
NC General Assembly Session Records, Nov.-Dec. 1810, Box 2, Joint Committee Reports. 

"To the Honorable The General Assembly of the State of North Carolina 

The Petition of Eady DAVIS of Pitt County humbly represent that about twenty years ago she intermar- 
ried with a certain Lewis DAVIS with whom she lived many years, and by whom she had three Children; 
and calculated upon enjoying that felicity which is the desire of all who enter into that State — but in this 
pleasant expectation she was entirely disappointed. Your petitioner further States that her said Husband 
Lewis DAVIS, left your petitioner in a state of indigence and want, with her Children to raise by the fruits 
of her own industry — that he has taken another woman, and no hope remain of his ever Contributing in 
the least degree to the support of herself or Children — but to the Contrary is in constant dread that he 
will return to take from her that property which she herself may Acquire by her industry therefore prays 
your honorable body to pass a Law to secure to her such property as she may hereafter Acquire and she 
as in duty bound will ever pray &c P Eady DAVIS" [Granted] 



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Bible Records 



Urvin H. Buck Bible 

Found in Mississippi Cemetery and Bible Records, Vol. 7, Sept. I960, Mississippi Genealogical Society. The 
bible was published in 1815 by Mathew Carey, No. 121 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. The bible was 
formerly owned by Mrs. Delia Maud Buck Donaldson, first child born to Urvin Hunter Buck and his 
second wife Bettie Wooster Boyette, and at her death on May 30, 1952, it passed to Mr. and Mrs. Frank 
Donaldson, of Coffeyville, Kansas. The bible was submitted to the Cemetery and Bible Book by Cornelia 
Buck Crowe (Mrs. Stanley Blair) and Alma Moses Dybowski (Mrs. George Dybowski), both descendants 
of Urvin H. Buck. Mrs. Dybowski corresponded with Elizabeth Moore of New Bern, NC and Tabitha 
DeVisconti of Farmville, NC in the 1960's and shared this bible record with them. Correspondence on this 
family is found in the Elizabeth Moore Papers and the Tabitha DeVisconti Papers, East Carolina Manu- 
script Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. 

Marriages 

John Newman and Anne Grimes was married the 19 of October 1780. 

Urvin H. Buck and Frances R. May were married Dec. 5, 1822. 

Harriet E. Buck and Washington R. Perkins were married on the 15 of Sept. 1842. 

U. H. Buck and Bettie Boyette were married 11, 1863, of July. 

John R. Newsome and Bettie Buck was married the 9 (?) of February, 1872. 

Willie Boyette and W. P. West were married on the 16 of October 1879. 

Mary Urvinah Buck and G. D. McCaleb were married Feb. 7, 1883. 

Delia Maud, daughter of U. H. and Bettie Buck, was married to Robert A. Donelson, Apr. 14, 1889. 
James Buck was married to Miss Penelope Newman about the year 1776. 
Medora Penelope Buck was married to Lee A. Montgomery Dec. 24, 1894. 

Births 

John C. Newman, son of John Newman and Anne was born January 20, day 1758. 

Anne Grimes, daughter of Dempsey and Penelope Grimes, born the 17 day of Oct. 1761. 

Urvin H. Buck, son of James Buck was born 3rd of April 1799. 

Frances R. May, daughter of James and Harriet May was born June 16, 1807 

Harriot C. E. S. Buck, daughter of Urvin H. Buck and Frances R. Buck was born the 5 of Oct. 1823. 

John Newman Buck, son of Urvin H. Buck and Frances R. Buck, was born 17 March 1825. 

James Thaddeus Buck, son of Urvin H. Buck and Frances R. Buck, was born Aug. 16, 1827. 

Wm. Humphrey, son of Urvin H. Buck and Frances R. Buck, was born Aug. 19, 1829. 

Robert Wilie, son of Urvin H. Buck and Frances R. Buck, was born July 22, 1831. 

Henry Urvin, son of Urvin H. Buck and Frances R. Buck, was born the 3rd of Feb. 1834. 

Camillus Adolphus, son of Urvin and Frances Buck was born June 5, 1836. 

Edwin Hunter, son of Urvin H. Buck and Frances, his wife, was born July 8, 1838. 

Bettie Wooster, dau. of James Wooster and Mary, his wife, was born 8 of Mar. 1844. 

Mary Urvanah, daughter of U. H. Buck and Bettie, his wife, was born June 23, 1866. 

Willie H. Boyette, daughter of William H. Boyette and Bettie, his wife, was born Oct. 23, 1862. 

Delah Maud, daughter of U. H. Buck and Bettie, his wife was born Aug. 3, 1868. 

Penelope, daughter of U. H. Buck and Bettie, his wife, was born April 6, 1870. 

Deaths 

Frances R. Buck, wife of U. H. Buck, departed this life Apr. 4, 1863. 

U. H. Buck departed this life Nov. 10, 1870. 

W. H. Boyette departed this life July 11, 1862. 

Mary R. Byrd departed this life Sept. 13, 1877. 

Alfred Lamah Newsome departed this life May 7, 1883. 

James Thaddeus Buck, Sr. departed this life July 12, 1886. 



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Anne Newman departed this life 31 of March 1813. 

John C. Newman departed this life March 13, 1824. 

Penelope Blount departed this life 27 October 1823. 

Ann Buck departed this life 8 of October 1823. 

William Humphrey Buck departed this life 5 of Sept. 1831. 

Camillus Adolphus Buck departed this life 10 of August 1838. 

Dewitt Clinton Buck, son of U. H. Buck and Frances, his wife, departed this life Aug. 6, 1862. 

Mrs. Bettie Newsome died Dec. 4, 1895. 

Harry E. Newsome departed this life Apr 10, 1928. 

Robt. A. Donaldson departed this life Apr. 11, 1934. 

Mrs. Urvinah Buck McCaleb departed this life March 11, 1950. 

Gwaltney Bible Record 

Taken from a photocopy of the original record located in the NC Archives Bible Collection. No frontpiece 
given. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Marriages 

A J Gwaltney and M E Gwaltney was married 6th August 1884 
Births 

Alphes McCullen son of A J and M E Gwaltney was born 19th Oct 1885 
Java Lee son of the same was born Novem- 13th 1887 
Bertie Obena daughter of the same was born Oct 4 1889 
Daisy May daughter of the same was born Feb 23rd 1891 
Maggie Nena daughter of the same was born March 30th 1893 

Riley Wetherington the son of William Wetherington and Elizabeth his Wife was bornd december the 27 
1827 

Mary A W Taylor the daughter of James Taylor and Sarah Taylor his Wife was bornd January the 4 1832 
Edwerd E Wetherington the sun of Riley Wetherington and Mary A his wife was bornd december the 3 
1857 

Julier. tull. Wetherington the daughter of Riley Wetherington and Mary an his Wife was bornd January 
the 4 1860 

Sarah Ann Wetherington the dauther of Mary Wetherington was bornd december the 14 1867 
George Taylor son of James Taylor and sary his wife was born June 17, 1842 

Loyd Bible Records 

The following bible records appeared in the DAR Magazine, July 1916, with the following information: 
"Mrs. Whitley sends copies of entries found in an old bible, with the hope that they may be of interest 
and benefit to some one, although she herself does not know to whom they refer. They are found in a 
Bible belonging to members of the Whitley family in Beaufort Co., N. C." Contributed by Roger 
Kammerer. 

Martha Loyd was born Jan. 20, 1768 
Rhoda Loyd was born Dec. 17, 1770 
Kenne Loyd was born May 22, 1772 

John Loyd son of John Loyd and Susanna his wife was born Feb. 16, 1774 
Loyd was born Dec. 1775 

Henry Loyd, son of John and Susanna, was born Feb. 19, 1778 

William Loyd was born April 2, 1780 

John Loyd, his book 

John Loyd was Born Feb. 5, 1793 



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William Moore Bible 

The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments, published by Waugh and T. Mason for the Methodist 
Episcopal Church at the Conference Office, 200 Mulberry St. NY 1834. On the front page it says: "William 
Moore's Book. Elvira Moore Brown, Greenville, NC. My grandfather's Bible." The bible is owned by 
Lawrence Watts, of Greenville, NC, who contributed it to the quarterly. Transcribed by Eleanor Allen. 

William Moore, son of William Moore and Annis his wife was bornd in the year of our Lord 1811 Novem- 
ber the 11th Died when 76. Would have been 114 years old 1926. My father 22 when he married. 

Arsenah Powell his wife and daughter of James Powell and Kiddy his wife was bornd in the year of our 
Lord 1813 November the 21st. My mother married at 20. 

William Moore and Arsenah Powell was joined in sacred wedlock 7th of January 1833. 

William Moore and Martha Ann Carroll was joined in sacred wedlock on the 12th day of January 1871 — 
Grandfather's second wife. 

William Moore and Annis Llewellyn > great grandfather & great grandmother on Moore side. 

James Powell and Kiddy or Catherine Jinkins > great grandfather & great grandmother on Powell side. 

George Richard Marcellus Moore son of William and Arsenah his wife was bornd November 15th 1835. 

James Powell William Moore son of Dit & Dit was bornd May 6th 1845. Father of Elvira S. Brown. 

Celestia Elizabeth Alvania Moore daughter of Ditto & Ditto was born July 2nd 1856. Aunt Allie. 

Aunt Allie's husbands: 

George Anderson Higgs was bornd 28 March 1834. 
James C Perkins was bornd 3rd January 1833. 

James Powell William Moore & Adrianna James Powell William Moore & Adrianna Ernul were married 

February 12, 1863 in Greenville, NC 
George Richard Marcellus Moore & Sarah Emily Higgs were married in Halifax County 1865. 
Allie C. Moore was joined in sacred wedlock July 28, 1876 to George Anderson Higgs. 
Allie C. Higgs was joined in sacred wedlock September 9, 1893 to James C. Perkins. 

Refie Powell 
Pharbe Powell 

Arsenah Powell married William Moore my grandfather 
Sallie Powell 

Patsy Powell married Hooker 

Richard Powell 

Roderick Powell 

Charles Powell 

Menan Powell 

Grandfather James Powell 

Grandmother Catherine "called Kiddy" Jinkins 

William Moore great grandfather 

Annis Lewellyn great grandmother 

Birth of a son 11th September 1841 and died September 19th 1841 

Children of Marcellus: 
Bruce, Mary January 5, 1868 
Helen, Stewart October 13, 1871 
William, Wallace March 26, 1874 



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Children of Jas. Powell Moore: 
Elvira Serena March 26, 1864 
Mary Arsenah August 28, 1866 

Bruce married J. D. Murphy 
Helen married J. W. Perkins 
William never married 

Elvira married James Brown 1887 
Mary married Wiley Brown 1889 

Arsenah Moore, grandmother, consort to William Moore departed this life March 22nd 1857. Aged 43 

years 4 months and 1 day. 
William Moore, grandfather, departed this life July 17th 1886, 1:20 o'clock A. M. 75 years 
George Richard Marcellus Moore died Jun 27 1888. 58 years. Uncle Lillis 

George Anderson Higgs died 1878 January 5, age 43 years, 9 months 8 days. Uncle by marriage. 

Emma Moore departed this life 24 of December 1880. Aunt by marriage. 

Alvania Moore Higgs Perkins died 1903. Only aunt 

Adrianna Ernul Moore died September 20, 1899. My mother. E.S.B. 



Mrs. Malvina Mills Dead 

New Bern Daily Journal, Oct 8, 1891 
"Died on the 5th Inst, in Washington, N. C. of a long illness, Mrs. Malvina Mills." 

Wyatt Gardner Dead 

New Bern Daily Journal, Oct. 26, 1890 
"Maple Cypress Items . . . Wyatt GARDNER of Swift Creek died on Oct. 7." 

Deaths in Greene County 

New Bern Daily Journal, Oct 25, 1889 
"Died since last week in Greene County, John MURPHEY, a big businessman in Snow Hill; Henry HAM 
and Matthew CARR, old residents and Mrs. Abner ROUSE, of a lingering disease." 

Mrs. Elizabeth Pearce Dead 

New Bern Daily Journal, Oct 1, 1889 
"Died on Sept. 23, at Goldsboro, N. C, Mrs. Elizabeth PEARCE, 77, for many years a resident of New Bern." 

Mrs. Sarah Laughinghouse Dead 

New Bern Daily Journal, March 29, 1888 
"Died in Kinston, N. C, March 25; Mrs. Sarah LAUGHINGHOUSE, wife of Samuel LAUGHINGHOUSE." 

Mrs. Susan Frizzell Dead 

New Bern Daily Journal, Dec. 22, 1887 
"Died near Rountrees Church several days ago, Mrs. Susan FRIZZELL, consort of John FRIZZELL." 

Mrs. Ellen C. Kilpatrick Dead 

New Bern Daily Journal, Dec. 1, 1886 
"Died in Kinston, N. C, Nov. 26, age 33, Ellen C. KILPATRICK, wife of B. C. KILPATRICK and daughter 
of Dr. S. B. WOOD. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church." 

Thomas Lacy Dead 

New Bern Daily Journal, June 28, 1901 
"Died Monday morning, Thomas LACEY, at his home a few miles from Greenville at quite an old age. 
He came to Greenville often, always prefering to walk than to ride." 



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Queries 



I am trying to establish the relationship, if any, of the following TYSONS who were War of 1812 veterans 
from North Carolina to the TYSONs of Pitt County: (1) Amos TYSON of Columbus Co., who served in 
the 7th Co., 4th Regiment; (2) Stephen TYSON of Greene Co., who served in the 2nd Regiment; (3) 
Thomas TYSON of Anson Co., who served in the 9th Co., 4th Regiment and possibly moved to Arkansas. 
—Tyson ASHLOCK; 609 Encino PL. NE #503, Albuquerque, NM 87102-2615 

ooooooo 

I am searching for the ancestry and descendants of Nicie DAIL who married James BARFIELD. Nicie was 
possibly born in the 1820's and was a sister of Elbert DAIL, Sr. She is supposed to have come from 
Charleston, SC with Elbert DAIL. I have her listed as Jefferson "Nicie" DAIL. 
—Linda Dail RIDER; 4500 Slocum Trail, Atkinson, NC 28421 (910-283-3654) 
E-mail: sandwichl@hotmail.com 

ooooooo 

According to the Index to Pitt Co. Deed Book A, Arnold HOPKINS of Bertie Co., NC bought land from 
Honour BAKER in 1761. Arnold HOPKINS is found in the 1762 Pitt Co. Tax list as having three white 
taxable polls and no slaves. I believe this is himself and two sons: William and Lewis HOPKINS. I would 
like to find out where Arnold HOPKTN'S land is located and prove the relationship of the three white 
poles in his household in 1762. 

—Martha Gay MORTON; 3761 Blue Ridge Rd., West Palm Beach, FL. 33406-4148 (561-967-2327) 
E-mail: sanmudil@bellsouth.net 

ooooooo 

I would be grateful for any information on the family of Abram BARBER (b. ca. 1814, d. ca. 1867 in 
Craven Co., NC) and Elizabeth "Patsy" Ann SUTTON (b. ca. 1827). 
—Janice Tripp GURGANUS; 211 Gloria Street, Greenville, NC 27858-8627 (252-355-6974) 
E-mail: janicegurganus@sprintmail.com 

ooooooo 

I am looking for information on George CLEMMONS/CLEMONS/CLEMENTS and wife Annie. Annie is 
found in the Lenoir Co., NC 1880 Census as Annie CLEMENTS, age 40. 1 know nothing about these 
people. 

—Linda Dunn MELVIN; HOOWard Blvd., Wilson, NC 27893 (252-237-7100) 
E-mail: LdMell@aol.com 

ooooooo 

I am looking for a copy of the family Bible Record and children of Henry SMITH (b. 1755 Beaufort Co., d. 
1846 Pitt Co.) married in 1777 to Sally ADAMS (b. 1758 Beaufort Co., d. 1845 Pitt Co.) Thanks. 
—Dorothy Smith DUFF; 2806 Majestic Dr., Ooltewah, TN 37363-8937 
E-mail: Dsdnew@aol.com 

ooooooo 

I am searching for the name of the first wife of David SUTTON of Pitt County. I am also seeking the 

surname of his second wife Lydia, (who was from Martin Co.). 

— Ree STOMER; 4806 Southwind Dr., Kingsport, TN 37664-5023 (423-323-7543) 

E-mail: reestomer@aol.com 



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Index 



NOTE: NAMES OFTEN APPEAR MORE THAN ONCE ON A PAGE. 



Adams, David 10 

Adams, Grove/Gove 18 

Adams, James 22 

Adams, John 22 

Adams, Lanier 17, 18 

Adams, Sally 31 

Adams, Thomas 22 

Adams, William 18 

Albritton, B. G 23 

Albritton, Burton G 22 

Alcock, James 19 

Allen, Burton 10, 20 

Allen, Eleanor 29 

Allen, Shade 15 

Allen, Sterling 14 

Alphin, Emanuel 19 

Anderson, B. F. 9 

Anderson, B. R, Mrs 9 

Anderson, John 7 

Anderson, Susie, Mrs 9 

Andrews, Warren 16 

Andrews, Wm 21 

Armstrong, James, Collonel 2 

Armstrong, William 17 

Ashlock, Tyson 31 

Atkinson, Allen 15, 18, 21 

Atkinson, Amos 21 

Atkinson, P. A 11 

Baker, Honour 31 

Baldwin, William 14 

Banks, John, Senr. 4 

Barber, Abram 31 

Barden, William 18 

Barfield, James 31 

Barnhill, Henry 22 

Barnhill, Henry A 25 

Barnhill, Milley 25 

Barrow, John 15 

Barrow, Sherrod 14 

Bate, John 22 

Bates /Baits, James 1 

Battel, Nancy 17 

Battle, Lott 20 

Batts, Joseph 16, 25 

Beasly, Frederick 25 

Beasly, Lydia 25 

Beeman, Jeremiah 14 

Belcher, Benjamin 23 

Belcher, Sherrod 24 

Best, Henry 15 

Biggs, John, Jr. 20 

Biggs, Kedar 19 

Bird, Josiah 17 

Blair, Stanley, Mrs 27 

Bland, Barnes 24 

Bland, Christopher C 24 

Bland, Eley 24 



Bland, Joseph J 24 

Bland, Susan 24 

Bland, W. A 24 

Blin, David 9 

Blount, Allen 25, 26 

Blount, Benjamin Hodges/B H 3 

Blount, Elias 25, 26 

Blount, Elias J 24,25, 26 

Blount, Esther Ann 25 

Blount, Esther J 25 

Blount, Jacob C 25, 26 

Blount, Jemima 25 

Blount, John Gray/JG 3 

Blount, Josephine 25 

Blount, Lavinia 25 

Blount, Mary E 25 

Blount, Penelope 28 

Blount, Richard H 25, 26 

Blount, William C./Wm. C 25, 26 

Blount, Winniford 25 

Blow, W. J 26 

Bond, Jemima 17 

Bond, Thomas 17 

Bonner, Charles W. 20 

Bonner, W. S 25 

Boutin, John 3 

Bowan, Thomas 16 

Bowers, John 1, 5, 7 

Bowers, Wm 7 

Boyaca, William 21 

Boyette, Bettie 27 

Boyette, Bettie Wooster 27 

Boyette, W. H 27 

Boyette, William H 27 

Boyette, Willie 27 

Boyette, Willie H 27 

Bracewell, Nancy 19 

Braddy, Benjamin F 26 

Braddy, Joseph 26 

Braddy, Lydia 26 

Braswell, Catherine 24 

Braswell, Isaac 17 

Braswell, Martha 24 

Braswell, Peter E 24 

Braswell, Thos. A 25 

Braswell, W. S. [or L?] 24 

Brewer, Jacob 18 

Brewer, Reece 18 

Brierly/Briley, Ruth 8, 9 

Brierly/Briley, Wm 8, 9 

Bright, George 18 

Bright, Hollon 17 

Bright, Jas 5 

Briley, Ruth 8, 9 

Briley, William 9, 16 

Brock, John 1 19 

Brooks, Hilan 17 

Brown, Andrew 21 



Brown, Elvira 30 

Brown, Elvira Moore 29 

Brown, Elvira S 29 

Brown, Ephrom 21 

Brown, James 30 

Brown, Mary 30 

Brown, W. M 24 

Brown, W. M. B 23 

Brown, Wiley 30 

Brown, Willy B 22 

Brown, Zilpha R 24 

Bruton, F. 14 

Bruton, Simon 16, 17, 20 

Bruton, William 16 

Bryan, Elizabeth 16 

Bryan, Fr 7 

Bryan, James 25 

Bryan, T. C, Mrs 9 

Bryan, William 16 

Buck, Ann 28 

Buck, Bettie 27 

Buck, Camillus Adolphus 27, 28 

Buck, Delah Maud 27 

Buck, Delia Maud 27 

Buck, Dewitt Clinton 28 

Buck, Edwin Hunter 27 

Buck, Frances 28 

Buck, Frances R 27 

Buck, Harriet E 27 

Buck, Harriot C. E. S 27 

Buck, Henry Urvin 27 

Buck, Jack 9 

Buck, James 21, 27 

Buck, James Thaddeus 27 

Buck, James Thaddeus, Sr. 27 

Buck, John Newman 27 

Buck, Mary Urvinah/Urvanah 27 

Buck, Medora Penelope 27 

Buck, Penelope 27 

Buck, Robert Wilie 27 

Buck, U. H 27, 28 

Buck, Urvin Hunter/Urvin H 27 

Buck, William 21 

Buck, William Humphrey 28 

Buck, Wm. Humphrey 27 

Bullock, Daniel 5, 7 

Bullock, W. S 23 

Butler, Charles 16 

Butler, Toby 21 

Bynum, Allen 24 

Bynum, Richard A 26 

Byrdjohn 18 

Byrd, Mary R 27 

Cammell, Robert 16 

Campbell, John 16 

Cannon, Caleb 24, 26 

Cannon, Palmer 18 



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Carman, E. C 9 

Carman, Edward, Esq 24 

Carman, Elizabeth R 24 

Carman, Mrs 9 

Carney, Reddick 22 

Carr, Charles 15 

Carr, Matthew 30 

Carr, Solomon 17 

Carraway, Bedridden 15, 19 

Carraway, Joseph 15 

Carraway, Lucretia 15 

Carroll, Martha Ann 29 

Carter, Henry 19 

Caswell, Dallam 17 

Caswell, Richard 17 

Caswell, Richard W. 17 

Caswell, William 17 

Chamberlain, Sarah C 25 

Chancey, Samuel 17 

Chapman, David 10 

Chapman, Jesse 22 

Chapman, Jesse E 22 

Chapman, Polly 22 

Chapman, Seth 10 

Chappel, Winifred 17 

Chauncey, Mary 8 

Chauncey, Walley 8 

Cheeks, Thomas 16 

Cheeks, William 16 

Cherry, Elizabeth 24 

Cherry, Jeremiah 16 

Cherry, Joshua 3, 4 

Cherry, Macon G 24 

Cherry, Martha J 24 

Cherry, Tillman R 24 

Cherry, Tilman R 22 

Cherry W. A 25 

Cherry, William L 24 

Childs, Francis, Capt 5, 7, 3 

Clark, Elvira 22 

Clark, Emily E 24 

Clark, James Edgar 22 

Clark, James S 22, 25 

Clark, William E 22 

Clarke, William 16 

Clements, Annie 31 

Clements, John 16 

Clemmons, Annie 31 

Clemmons, George 31 

Clemmons/Clemons/Clements 31 

Coats, Wm 2 

Cobb, David 21 

Cobb, Ed 11 

Cobb, Edward 21 

Cobb, Elizabeth 24 

Cobb, James A 24 

Cobb, James L 11 

Cobb, Jesse, Jr. 16, 17 

Cobb, Jesse, Sr. 17 

Cobb, Ollen 23, 24 

Cobb, Reuben 24 

Cobb, William 11,24 



Cockburn, Abner 17 

Coleman, Benjamin 4 

Cooper, Jesse 19 

Corbett, Dempsey 11 

Corbett, Washington 11 

Coward, Cullen 15 

Coward, Edward R 24 

Coward, John 14 

Coward, Sarah A 24 

Coward, Shadrach 14 

Cowin, Robert 4 

Cox, John 18 

Cox, Penelope 16 

Cox, Thos. /Thomas 24 

Crandell, Jas 21 

Cranford, Wm 21 

Crisp, Zoah, Mrs 11 

Croom, William 15 

Crowe, Cornelia Buck 27 

Crowell, Elizabeth 17 

Crutchfield, Eusebius 19 

Crutchfield, Lidea 19 

Dail, Elbert 31 

Dail, Elbert, Sr. 31 

Dail, Jefferson "Nicie" 31 

Dail, Nicie 31 

Dancy, J. J 25 

Dancy, Jos. Jno 22 

Dancy, Mary Eliza 25 

Daniel, Robt 21 

Darden, Abraham 18 

Darnell, George 20 

Davis, Ann 15 

Davis, Daniel 15 

Davis, Eady 26 

Davis, Jesse 15 

Davis, Lewis 26 

Dean, Moses 2 

Dean, William 16 

Deen, Moses 3 

Delaney, W. K 26 

Dennis, Francis 17 

DeVisconti, Tabitha 27 

Dew?, Arthur 21 

Dickinson, Joel 16 

Dixon, Frederick 16 

Dixon, Jeremiah 21 

Dixon, John 11 

Dixon, P. A 11 

Donaldson, Delia Maud Buck, Mrs. 27 

Donaldson, Frank, Mr. and Mrs 27 

Donaldson, Robt. A 28 

Donelson, Robert A 27 

Donnell, Robert 14 

Down, William 21 

Downing, Joseph 14 

Downing, Sparkman 15 

Drysdale, Robert H 24 

Dubberley Sacker 18 

Dudley, Samuel 21 

Dudley, W. L 26 



Duff, Dorothy Smith 31 

Dunbarr, Jane 8, 9 

Dunbarr, Robert/Robt 8, 9 

Dunn, David D 19 

Dunn, James B 22 

Dunn, Redmun 18 

Dupree, Dennis 14 

Dupree, James 11, 25 

Dupree, R. R 11 

Dupree, Sterling 21 

Dupree, T. B 11 

Dupree, Thomas B 11 

Dybowski, Alma Moses 27 

Dybowski, George, Mrs 27 

Dyer, Anthony 16 

Eason, Stephen 15, 16 

Easterling, William 19 

Easton, Samuel 16 

Eckols, John 8 

Edwards, Adam 11 

Edwards, Ashley 11 

Edwards, Bryan 11 

Edwards, Edward S 24 

Edwards, Eliza Frances 23 

Edwards, Harmon 11 

Edwards, Henry 15 

Edwards, Henry Clay 23 

Edwards, Lewis J 23 

Edwards, Octavous 24 

Edwards, Simon 6 

Edwards, Susan, Mrs 11 

Edwards, Thomas 15, 16 

Edwards, Williams 16, 20 

Ellis, Henry 13, 21 

Ellis, Joseph 20 

Ellis, Levi 13 

Ellis, Underhill 13 

Ellison, William B 16 

Eloquence children 18 

Ernell, Jackey Ann 22 

Ernul, Adrianna 29 

Ernul, Jackey Ann 24 

Erwin, Robert 19 

Evans, Benjamin 18 

Evans, Cornelia 25 

Evans, Elizabeth 25 

Evans, George Bryan 19 

Evans, George Ryan 19 

Evans, George Washington 18 

Evans, Michael C 21 

Evans, Nancy 25 

Evans, Richard 15, 25 

Ewell, Stephen 21 

Fabre, Peter 17 

Fagan, Stephen 15, 20 

Falkner, Lydia 25 

Farris, Mary 16 

Farrow, John 18 

Fisher, James 15 

Flanekin, Wm 23 



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Fleming, Cansada 26 

Fleming, Helnehah 26 

Fleming, James L 26 

Fleming, John L 26 

Fleming, Osmyer 26 

Fleming, Peter 26 

Fleming, Sarah C 26 

Fleming, William B 26 

Floyd, Jn 21 

Floyd, Uraiah 21 

Forbes, Arthur 21 

Forbes, J. R 25 

Forbes, Noah 25 

Ford, Rix 20 

Foreman, John J 11 

Foreman, W. T. 11 

Forns, John 10 

Forrest, William 15 

Foy, Frederick 17, 18 

Freeman, Jno 9 

Fremain, J S 21 

Frizzell, John 30 

Frizzell, Susan, Mrs 30 

Frizzle, Jonathan R 24 

Frizzle, Warren F. 24 

Frizzle, William R 24 

Fulford, Benjamin 20 

Fulgham, Winifred 19 

Gainer, Joseph 21 

Gainer, Samuel 16 

Galloway, James 22 

Galloway, Nancy, Mrs 13 

Galloway, Noah 10, 13 

Gardner, Edward 10 

Gardner, Edward, Senr 10 

Gardner, Isaac 10 

Gardner, Wyatt 30 

Gardner, Zachariah 10 

Gardners ford 10 

Garrot, Livingston 15 

Gatlin, Hardy 16 

Gatlin, John 14, 17, 19 

Gatlin, Slade 16 

Gatlin, William 20 

Gay, James 18 

Gay, Richard 6 

Gay, Solomon 6 

Gay, William 6 

Gay, William, Senr 7 

Gerrard, Charles 21 

Gevin, Edward 3, 4 

Godley, Elias 14, 21 

Godley, Hilan 17 

Godley, John 21 

Godley, Nanthan 21 

Godley, Nathan, Sener 21 

Godley, Thomas 21 

Goodwin, H 5 

Gorham, Edmonds 12 

Gorham, Franklin 17 

Gorham, Jackson 12 



Gorham, William 17 

Graham, Eliza A 25 

Grant, Catherine 14 

Grant, William 14 

Gray, Abraham 18 

Green, Mager general 2 

Green, Thomas A 16 

Greene, Charles 25 

Greene, Emily 12 

Greene, Genl 6 

Greene, George 7 

Greene, Mary 12 

Greene, Zeno H 11, 12 

Greenwood, Morris 17 

Griffin, John 15 

Griffith, Griffith 16 

Grimes, Ann 27 

Grimes, Dempsey 27 

Grimes, Penelope 27 

Grist, Reading 14, 15 

Grist, Richard 21 

Grist?, Fred 21 

Gurganus, Janice Tripp 31 

Guthrie, Zilphia 16 

GwaltneyAJ 28 

Gwaltney, Alphes McCullen 28 

Gwaltney, Bertie Obena 28 

Gwaltney, Daisy May 28 

Gwaltney, Java Lee 28 

Gwaltney, M E 28 

Gwaltney, Maggie Nena 28 

Hadley, Joshua, Captain 5 

Hagan, Hollon 17 

Ham, Henry 30 

Hanrahan, Walter 19 

Hardee, John 21 

Hardee, Serena 23 

Hardee, Serenah 23 

Hardie, Sutton 15 

Harding, Israel 21 

Harding, Stephen 21 

Hardy, Charles Wesley 19 

Hardy, Edward 19 

Hardy, Edward Washington 19 

Hardy, Thomas Asbury 19 

Hardy, William Jarvis 19 

Harrell, Stanton 18 

Harrell, Zilpha 19 

Harris, Elizabeth 8 

Harris, Nancy 8 

Harris, S. S 11 

Harris, Stephen 10 

Harris, Timothy 8, 9 

Harris, William 11 

Harrison, James 15 

Hart, Jessee 24 

Hart, Samuel 17 

Hartsfield, Benjamin 14 

Hdges, Moses 21 

Hearn, John 18 

Hearn, Michael 18 



Hemby Heul 11 

Hemby, John 11 

Hendricks, William 10 

Herrin, Emily 23 

Higgs, George Anderson 29, 30 

Higgs, Sarah Emily 29 

Himes, John 24 

Hines,J. M 26 

Hines, Joel 20 

Hines, Peter E 26 

Hinson, Elijah 19 

Hinson, Jesse 19 

Hinson, Reuben 19 

Hinton, Shadrach 17 

Hodges, Drury 14 

Hodges, Elizabeth 14 

Hodges, Henry 21 

Hodges, James 14, 16, 21 

Hodges, John 21 

Hoell, Elias 16 

Hogens, Lamuel, Colonel 7 

Holland, J 21 

Holliday, William 14 

Holmes, James 14 

Hooker, 129 

Hootens, Henry 17 

Hopkins, Arnold 31 

Hopkins, Barshauby 25 

Hopkins, Daniel R 23 

Hopkins, Lewis 31 

Hopkins, William 25, 31 

Horton, Helen Watkins, Mrs 9 

Hoyt, Goold 25 

Hoyt, James E 25 

Hoyt, Martha Ann 25 

Hudnell, William 14 

Huggins, Samuel 2 

Huneter, James 24 

Hunter, Ann 24 

Isler, W. 19 

Jackson, Penelope 16 

Jackson, Redding 18 

Jackson, Syras 21 

James, Eason 25 

Jarman, Buckner 19 

Jarman, Emanuel 19 

Jarvis, Lydia 19 

Jarvis, Thomas, Col 19 

Jenkins, Delia 22 

Jenkins, J. H 23 

Jenkins, J. M 25 

Jenkins, James H 23 

Jenkins, John 23 

Jenkins, John H 23 

Jenkins, Mary 22 

Jenkins, Roberson 23 

Jenkins, W. H 23 

Jenkins, William Ebb 23 

Jenkins, Wm. S./Wm. A 22 

Jinkins, Kiddy or Catherine 29 



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Johnson, Adelaide 22 

Johnson, G. W. 22 

Johnson, Holland 21 

Johnston, Absaly 25 

Johnston, Amos 6 

Johnston, Jacob 5, 14 

Johnston, James 18 

Johnston, John 18 

Johnston, S. E 24, 25 

Jones, Ambrose 17 

Jones, Asa 20 

Jones, Helen 22 

Jones, Jesse 2 

Jones, John 2 

Jones, Margaret 8 

Jones, Victoria 22 

Jones, W. D 24 

Jones, William 15 

Jordan, A. G 25 

Joyner, Andrew 17, 20 

Joyner, David 15 

Joyner, Elizabeth 16 

Joyner, H. E 26 

Joyner, Henry 23 

Joyner, James 24 

Joyner, Jas 24, 26 

Joyner, Moses 24 

Joyner, N v Dr. 24 

Joyner, Noah 24 

Joyner, Robert 24 

Judkins, Drury 14 

Judkins, Elizabeth 14 

Judkins, James 14 

Jump, John 19 

Kammerer, Roger 1, 8, 10, 11, 14, 

20,21,28 

Keal, Hardy 21 

Kennedy, John 18, 19 

Kennedy, Lemuel 4, 17 

Kennedy, William 18 

Killingsworth, Jno 21 

Kilpatrick, B. C 30 

Kilpatrick, Ellen C, Mrs 30 

Kilpatrick, Frances 19 

King, Allie 23 

King, Jno 11 

King, John 23 

King, Thomas 23 

Kinnin, Anthony, Junier 21 

Knight /Knights, Morgan 4 

Knights, Sarah 4 

Knox, James 21 

Knox, Robert 21 

Knox, William 21 

Lacy, Thomas 30 

Lafinhouse, Thos 21 

Lane, William 18 

Lang, Ann Priscilla/Ann P. 22, 23 

Lang, Sarah Elizabeth 22 

Lang, William G./Wm. G 22 



Langley, James E 22 

Langley, Jas. L 23 

Langston, Jesse 15 

Lanier, Jno 21 

Lanier, Robert 21 

Lanier, William 21 

Lassiter, Nathan 19 

Lassiter, Silas 19 

Latham, James 15 

Latham, Thomas 17, 19 

Laughinghouse, Edward 22 

Laughinghouse, Joseph 11 

Laughinghouse, Joseph H 22 

Laughinghouse, Lovey 22 

Laughinghouse, Mary Ann 22, 24 

Laughinghouse, Samuel 30 

Laughinghouse, Sarah, Mrs 30 

Laughinghouse, Thomas 3 

Laughinghouse, William 11 

Laughinghouse, Wm. J 22, 23 

Laughinghouse, Wyatt L 22 

Laughinhouse, John 23 

Leary, Job 15 

Lee, Abraham 19 

Lee, George 21 

Lee, James 21 

Lee, John 19 

Lee, Joshua 21 

Lee, Nancy 17 

Linch, Christopher 18 

Lions, Wm 2 

Lipsey, Frederick 18 

Little, Jacob 21 

Little, Louis G 22 

Llewellyn, Annis 29 

Loughinghouse, Wyatt 22 

Lovett, Herod 19 

Loyd, Burwell 4 

Loyd, Henry 5, 28 

Loyd, John 28 

Loyd, Kenne 28 

Loyd, Martha 28 

Loyd, Rhoda 28 

Loyd, Susanna 28 

Loyd, William 28 

Mackelwain, Mary 17 

Manning, Eli 17 

Marks, John 18 

Marshall, A. W. 25 

Marshall, Sally N 25 

Martin, Samuel Herring 20 

Mashburn, C. B., Rev. 9 

Mason, John G 13 

May, Alfred 24, 26 

May, Allen 21 

May, Benjamin 21 

May, Eliza T. 26 

May, Emily E 24, 26 

May, Frances R 27 

May, Hardy 21 

May, Harriet 27 



May, Jacob 21 

May, James 11, 27 

May, James W 26 

May, John 24 

May, Louisa T 26 

May, Mary Ann, Mrs 26 

May, Robert S 26 

May, Sarah Jane 24, 26 

May, William 11,17 

Mayo, Peter 16 

McCaleb, G. D 27 

McCaleb, Urvinah Buck, Mrs 28 

McDougals, Duncan 21 

McGowan, W. C 13 

Mears, Timothy 15 

Mears, William 15 

Medlin, Thomas 20 

Melvin, Linda Dunn 31 

Mewbern, Simon 15 

Mills, Malvina 30 

Minshew, Jacob 15 

Montgomery, Lee A 27 

Moore, Adrianna Ernul 30 

Moore, Allie C 29 

Moore, Annis 29 

Moore, Arden 22 

Moore, Arsenah 30 

Moore, Bithel S 22 

Moore, Bruce 29, 30 

Moore, Celestia Elizabeth Alvania .. 29 

Moore, Elizabeth 27 

Moore, Elvira Serena 30 

Moore, Emma 30 

Moore, George Richard Marcellus 

29, 30 

Moore, Helen 30 

Moore, Helen Stewart 29 

Moore, James 17 

Moore, James Powell William 29 

Moore, Jas. Powell 30 

Moore, John 2 

Moore, John A 22 

Moore, Joshua L 22 

Moore, Lillis, Uncle 30 

Moore, Marcellus 29 

Moore, Mary Arsenah 30 

Moore, Precila 23 

Moore, Thomas 20 

Moore, William 29, 30 

Moore, William Wallace 29 

Moore, William, Jr 20 

Mooring, Christopher 17 

Mooring, John 7 

Mooring, Wm. L 22 

Morton, Martha Gay 31 

Moseley, Alexander 20 

Moseley, Matthew 15 

Mosley, William 7 

Moye, Abram J 23 

Moye, Alfred 22 

Moye, Elbert 23 

Moye, Elbert A 22 



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Moye, George, Juner 21 

Moye, James W. 23 

Moye, James W. 23 

Moye, Jesse 21 

Moye, Moses T 22 

Moye, Moses T 23 

Moye, William 15, 16, 21 

Moye, William J 23 

Moye, William Joel 22 

Murphey, John 30 

Murphrey, Aleinda A 24 

Murray, Archibald 17 

Murray, Delilah 17 

Murray, James 23 

Mustgrove, Micajah 19 

Neal, Redding 18 

Neely, James 2 

Nelson, Caleb 23 

Nelson, Elizabeth 23 

Nelson, Henry 23 

Nelson, James G 23 

Nelson, Joseph 16 

Nelson, Josiah 23 

Newman, Anne 28 

Newman, John 27 

Newman, John C 27, 28 

Newman, Penelope, Miss 27 

Newsome, Alfred Lamah 27 

Newsome, Bettie, Mrs 28 

Newsome, Harry E 28 

Newsome, John R 27 

Newton, John 25 

Newton, Latitia 25 

Newton, M 2 

Newton, W. 11 

Newton, Walter 23, 25 

Newton, William 25 

Nobles, Philamon 19 

Norcott, Joseph John 25 

Oden, Charles 19 

Okely, Eliza 22 

Okely, Freeman 22 

Oliver, James 19 

Ormond, Wy 9 

Page, William 5, 19 

Palmar, Jacob 21 

Parker, Allie, Miss 11 

Parker, Banco? 23 

Parker, H. G 23 

Parker, Isaac 5 

Parker, James 23, 25 

Parker, Jessee S 25 

Parker, John J 23 

Parker, Mary Elizabeth 25 

Parker, Nancy Catherin 25 

Parker, Sarah Ann 25 

Parker, Watt 25 

Parker, William Oscar 23 

Pastuer, Martha 18 

Patrick, Cornelius 21 



Patrick, Edward 26 

Patrick, Solomon 20 

Patton, John, Colo 3 

Paxton, Benjamin 14 

Paxton, Benjn 21 

Peacock, Isaac 19 

Pearce, Elizabeth, Mrs 30 

Pearce, Reuben 1 

Pearsce, Lazarous 21 

Peck, William 2 

Peebles, Caroline 25 

Peebles, Jno 11, 23 

Peebles, John 25 

Peeden, Wm 23 

Peoples, Delphia 25 

Perkins, Alvania Moore Higgs 30 

Perkins, C 25 

Perkins, C. C 22 

Perkins, Churchill 22 

Perkins, Dad., Sheff 21 

Perkins, James C 29 

Perkins, Washington R 27 

Perry, Noah 20 

Pierce, Joseph 3 

Pierce, Rubin 1 

Pierce, William 1 

Pipkin, Enos 15 

Poe, Hasten 18 

Pollard, Benjamin 23 

Pollard, Elizabeth Jane 23 

Pollard, James A 23 

Pollard, William Lawrence 23 

Pollock, Jacob, Capt 14 

Porter, Fredreck 2 

Porter, Joel 2 

Porter, Noble 2 

Powell, Arsenah 29 

Powell, Charles 29 

Powell, Cotten 20 

Powell, James 29 

Powell, Kiddy 29 

Powell, Menan 29 

Powell, Patsy 29 

Powell, Pharbe 29 

Powell, R. J 15 

Powell, Refie 29 

Powell, Richard 29 

Powell, Roderick 29 

Powell, Rodrick 14 

Powell, Sallie 29 

Powels, Sedia R 25 

Powers family 16 

Prescot, Ann 8, 9 

Prescot, John 8, 9 

Price, Enoch 15 

Price, Henry 18 

Price, William 18 

Prince, Oliver 18 

Pugh 17 

Purser, William 14 

Quinn, Coward 19 



Randolph, Arsena 24 

Randolph, James 17 

Randolph, Jessee 25 

Randolph, John 24, 25 

Randolph, Louisa 24 

Randolph, Mary 24 

Randolph, Matthew F. 24 

Randolph, Robert 24 

Raulhac, John 20 

Reddick, John, Sr. 20 

Reddick, Josiah 19 

Respass, Langley 16 

Reynolds, Bedridden 15 

Reynolds, Lucretia 15 

Reynolds, Robert 19 

Rhodes, Arnold 16 

Rhodes, Henry 18 

Rhodes, William 18 

Ricks, Edmund 1 

Ricks, Elizabeth 17 

Rider, Linda Dail 31 

Rieves, R. W. 11 

Riggs, Betsy 4 

Riggs, Jimmy 4 

Riggs, John 4 

Riggs, John, Jr 16 

Riggs, Mimah 4 

Riggs, Sally 4 

Riggs, Sarah 4 

Riggs, Wiley 4 

Riller, Christopher 18 

Ringgold, Moses 24 

Ringgold, Thos 21 

Rives, Peter 26 

Rives, Peter E 24 

Rives, Richard E 23 

Robason, Jesse 18 

Robertson, Lovey 17 

Robinson, John 8 

Robinson /Robison, Hannah 8 

Robinson /Robison, Solomon 8, 9 

Robison, Saml 2, 3 

Robson/Robeson, Noah 7 

Rogers, Charles 24 

Rogers, Frances A 24 

Rogers, Jacob 11 

Rogers, John 11 

Rogers, Sterling 15 

Rollins, Martilda 23 

Rollins, Reuben C 23 

Ross, Elizabeth 22 

Ross, Hugh 18 

Ross, John 20 

Ross, John, Senior 20 

Ross, Luke 19 

Rountree, Charles 22 

Rouse, Abner, Mrs 30 

Ruffin, Saml /Samuel 6, 7 

Salisbury, Polly 18 

Sanderson, Thomas 19, 20 

Satterthwaite, Abraham 18 



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Satterthwaite, F. B 23, 25 

Satterthwaite, Fenner B 22 

Scoville, Jesse 16 

Scurlock, Joseph 14 

Sharp, anthony, Capt 1 

Sharp, Captain 2 

Shepherd, Jas 21 

Shepherd, Jordan 21 

Shepherd, Solo 21 

Shepherd, Thos 21 

Sheppard, Abraham 15 

Sheppard, Henry 22 

Sheppard, James 20 

Sheppard, Stephanus 15, 17 

Sherrod, Martha Ann 25 

Shivers, James 1,17 

Shivers, Jesse 1, 7 

Simpson, John Hardee 16 

Simpson, Saml 21 

Simpson, Zebid 19 

Sims, James 21 

Singleton, S., Capt 20 

Skinner farm 13 

Slade, Jeremiah 17 

Smaw, William 20 

Smith, Cannon 15, 17 

Smith, Hardee 15 

Smith, Henry 31 

Smith, Isaac 19 

Smith, Jn. F. 4 

Smith, John S 22 

Smith, Lewis 10, 21 

Smith, Lewis H 22 

Smith, Oliver 16 

Smith, Saml 24 

Smith, Talith 23 

Spain, Susanna /Susannah 23 

Spain, William 1 

Speight, Edward G. /Edwin G 25 

Speight, Martha B 25, 26 

Speight, Samuel 15 

Speight, Samuel, Jr. 14 

Speight, Seth 25, 26 

Speight, William V. 17 

Spell, Celia 15 

Spell, John 15 

Spence, John 19 

Stallings, Hardy 20 

Standi, Rachel 23 

Stancill, Godfrey 23 

Stancill, Henry 23 

Stancill, Jesse 25 

Stancill, Jesse R 23 

Stancill, Martha, Mrs 9 

Stancill, Mary D 23 

Stancill, Robert H 23 

Stancill, T. J 9 

Stancill, Theop 23 

Stancill, Theophilus J 24 

Stancill, Wilie 23 

Stancill, Willey 23 

Stanley, Robert 19 



Stanly, John Carruthers 19 

Stephens, John 7 

Stevenson, Silas S 20 

Steward, Thomas 19 

Stewart, Thomas 17 

Stocks, Agnes, Miss 9 

Stocks, Bill 9 

Stocks, Joe, Mr. and Mrs 9 

Stocks, Lonnie 9 

Stokes, Calvin 9 

Stokes, Mrs 9 

Stomer, Ree 31 

Sugg, Geo 21 

Sumerling, Edward 6 

Sumrell, Faithy 6 

Sutton, David 31 

Sutton, Elizabeth "Patsy" Ann 31 

Sutton, Lydia 31 

Sutton, William 5 

Swindell, Jesse 16 

Taylor, Gatsey 11 

Taylor, George 28 

Taylor, James 28 

Taylor, John 6 

Taylor, Joseph 14 

Taylor, Joshua 20 

Taylor, Kinchen 15 

Taylor, Mary AW 28 

Taylor, Rachel 18 

Taylor, Richard 20 

Taylor, Sarah 28 

Taylor, sary 28 

Taylor, W. A 11 

Taylor, Wm. A 11 

Teel, Elkanah 26 

Teel, Emily Elizar 26 

Teel, James 26 

Teel, Joseph 26 

Teel, Micajah 25 

Teel, Moses M 26 

Teel, Polly 26 

Tettarton, Joseph 21 

Thigpen, William 23 

Thomas, Howell 24 

Thomas, N. J 20 

Tice, Jacob 17 

Tinker, Edward, Capt 17 

Tison, Allen 11 

Tison, Cornelius 21 

Tison, Joel 21 

Tison, Lemuel 11 

Tison, Sherrod 25 

Tison, Thomas 21 

Tolson, Rebecca 18 

Tucker, Paschall 15 

Tucker, Wm. W. 23 

Tugwell, Caroline 24 

Tugwell, Delpha 24 

Tugwell, James 11 

Tugwell, James L 26 

Tugwell, Robert 24 



Turner, John 15 

Tyson, Amos 31 

Tyson, Ben 18 

Tyson, Charles F. 14 

Tyson, Stephen 31 

Tyson, Thomas 31 

Tyson, Tyson 14 

Vandiford, Noah 17 

Vanpelt, Daniel 19 

Vanpelt, John 10 

Vanpelt, John athan 10 

Vanpelt, John, Juner 10 

Venters, Benjamin 10 

Vines, C. L 11 

Vines, John 21 

Vines, S.,Jr 11 

Vines, Samuel 23 

Vines, William 21 

Vinson, John 18 

Wall, Joseph 21 

Wall, William 20 

Wallace, S. S 9 

Wallace, William 15 

Ward, Jas. R 25 

Warren, Samuel 21 

Washington, John 17 

Watson, John 17 

Watts, Lawrence 29 

Weathersby, Bartholomew 18 

West, W. P. 27 

Westbrook, William 19 

Wetherington, Edwerd E 28 

Wetherington, Elizabeth 28 

Wetherington, Julier tull 28 

Wetherington, May A 28 

Wetherington, Riley 28 

Wetherington, Sarah Ann 28 

Wetherington, William 28 

Wharton, Jacob 17 

Whichard, Philip 2 

White, Edward 15 

White, Edward Salter 15 

White, Ezekiel 4, 19 

White, Rigdon 19 

White, Will 3 

Whiteacre, Abraham 21 

Whitefield, Bryan, Jr. 20 

Whitehead, John 21 

Whitehead, William 22 

Whitehead, William 22 

Whitehurst, Charles 17 

Whitfield, Bryan 15 

Whitfield, Bryan 17 

Whitfield, Bryan, Jr. 17 

Whitley children 18 

Whitley, Mrs 28 

Wiggins, Thomas 14 

Williams, Bertie 11 

Williams, Capt 20 

Williams, Dennis 14 



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Williams, Godfrey 14 

Williams, harriette 26 

Williams, Henrietta 11 

Williams, James 14 

Williams, James 15 

Williams, James 16 

Williams, James 17 

Williams, James 19 

Williams, James 19 

Williams, John 20 

Williams, John Pugh 4 

Williams, Joseph 11 

Williams, Nancy 11 

Williams, Richard F. J. H 11 

Williams, Richard, Dr. 11 

Williams, Richard, Dr. 25 

Williams, Robert 21 

Williams, Sarah 25 

Williams, William 11 

Williams, William 15 

Williamson, Henry 18 

Williford, James 18 

Wilson, Mr. 3 

Windham, Micajah 19 

Windley, Moses 16 

Wingate, Isaac 18 

Witherington, Benjamin 14 

Witherington, William 20 

Wolfenden, Geo 21 

Wolfenden, John 21 

Wood, S. B., Dr. 30 

Woodard, Isaiah 19 

Woolard/Woollard, Jesse 4 

Wooster, Bettie 27 

Wooster, James 27 

Wooster, Mary 27 

Wooten, Allen 15 

Wooten, B. F. 11 

Wooten, B. F./Benj. F. 25 

Wooten, George W./G. W. 11, 25 

Wooten, Shaderick 15 

Wright, Prince Orange 3, 4 

Wyatt, Wm 2 

Wynn, Thomas 19 

Yellowley, E. C 25 



_, Abraham 25 

_, Abram 24 

Adeline 22 

-Agg 24 

-/ Aggey 22 

Aggy 12 

_, Alfred 25 

_, Allen 23,24 

_, Amanda 25 

Andrew 22 

_, Aniskey 25 

Aramet 22 

_, Arden 25 

_, Augustus 13 

_, Bede 26 

Ben 12, 22 

_, Betty 22 

_, Burton 12 

_, Caesar 12, 13 

_, Camilla 12 

_, Caswell 12 

_, Catharine 25 

_, Charles 12 

_, Cherry 23 

_, Cherry 23 

_ Daniel 12, 22 

_, Dinah 22 

_, Doll 8 

_, Elizus? 23 

_, Ellen 12, 13, 23 

_, Erwin 11 

_, George 22 

_, Grase 25 

_, Gray 25 

_, Hamlet 23 

_, Hardee 25 

Haret 23 

_, Hariet 25 

_, Harriet 23 

_, Henry 12, 23 

_, Hollan 22 

_, Irwin 12 

_, Jane 12, 23 

_, Jemima 12 

_, John 12, 22 

_, Jonas 22 

_, Jordan 11 



, Judia 24 

, Julia , 12 

,Kfflis 24 

, Lang, James Alfred 23 

, Laurena 23 

, Lea 22 

, Lucy 12 

, Lydia 12 

, MJane 13 

j Mahala 12 

, March 23 

4 Mariah 12, 25 

, Mary 12, 23, 24 

, Mary Jane 12 

, Minta 22 

, Nancy 22, 25 

, Nathan 25 

4 Ned 12, 22 

, Nicey 12 

, old Kit 22 

, Oliver 12, 22 

, Oliver 23 

j Penny 13 

j Peter 23, 24 

j Peter, old man 25 

„ Phelly 25 

J Pheoby 12 

J Pheroby 12 

J Priscy 22 

J Priss 12, 13 

J Rose 23 

J Sabra 12 

J Sam 12, 22, 24 

, Sarah 12, 13, 25 

^ Sidie 12 

J Silvey 23 

J Stanley 22 

j Stephen 22 

j Susan 13 

j Sydney 22 

j Thomas 12, 13 

^ Violet 12, 13 

_, Virgil 26 

Warren 25 

^ WilUs 12 

^Win 23 

..York 8 



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